Man wanted in Hoboken shooting apprehended

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Police arrested a Paterson man for the alleged attempted murder of an Amazon employee which took place in Hoboken in October 2020.

On Monday, April 19, 2021, Paterson resident Corey Ferguson, 27,  was arrested for the Criminal Attempt Murder of the 32-year-old Newark man.

On Oct. 11, 2020, at about 2:30 a.m. Hoboken Police Officers responded to 940 Monroe St. on a report of a man with gunshot wounds.

The following officers responded: Lieutenant Michael Costello, Sergeant Joseph Lucignano, P.O. Tyler Soto, P.O. Jesse Castellano, Det. Adam Colon, P.O. Christopher Barral, P.O. Joshua Campoverde, P.O. Tyrone Huggins, and P.O. Jason Montalvo.

Officers Tyler Soto and Jesse Castellano were first to arrive and found the victim, an Amazon employee, with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body and leg.

Moments later Officers Christopher Barral and Joshua Campoverde arrived, and Barral began performing lifesaving medical aid until the ambulance arrived, and he was transported to Jersey City Medical Center.

 “The fast actions of Officer Barral to stop the bleeding from multiple wounds, saved the victim’s life,” according to the Hoboken Police Department.

On April 19, 2021 Hoboken Detectives Michael Miranda and Christine Collins charged Corey Ferguson on a warrant with Criminal Attempt Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Aggravated Assault, and Endangering an Injured Victim.

With the cooperation of the Paterson Police Department,  Ferguson was placed under arrest and transported to the Passaic County Jail.

Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante commended the HPD officers.

“Outstanding work by so many of our uniformed officers and investigators brought two positive outcomes. First, the quick reaction and execution of his prior training led Officer Christopher Barral to saving our victim’s life and keeping him with his family. This was followed by the immediate, diligent work of our Investigations Bureau. Detectives Miranda and C. Collins were persistent in solving this case and with the assistance of many of our top notch detectives, we finally have the apprehension of this [alleged] shooter,” said Ferrante.

The Hudson County Prosecutors Office, New Jersey State Police Regional Operations Intelligence Unit, Bayonne Police Department, Passaic County Homicide Unit, Paterson Narcotics Unit, and Paterson Major Crime aided HPD in the investigation.

Ferguson is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.