The shooting occurred in at around 2:37 a.m. on October 11, 2020 on the 900 Block of Monroe Street, near an address listed as an Amazon Fulfillment Center. The suspect was seen pulling over in the area of 9th Street between Madison and Monroe in a four-door dark-colored sedan.
When police officers responded to the scene in October, they provided aid to the victim, a 32-year-old Newark man and Amazon employee, before he was transported to JCMC for treatment. 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 were among those who arrived to the shooting. Soto and 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 Barral and Campoverde arrived and lifesaving medical aid was provided by Officer Barral until the ambulance arrived. The victim, was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he was provided medical care. Fast actions of Officer Barral to stop the bleeding from multiple wounds have been credited in saving the victim’s life.
At the time, Hoboken Police felt it appeared to be a targeted shooting.
On Monday, April 19, 2021, Corey Ferguson, 27, Paterson, was arrested for Criminal Attempted Murder and other charges.
Lead 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 with Paterson Police Department Ferguson was placed under arrest.
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 all took part in what Hoboken PD describe as a collaborative investigation, with all detectives of the Investigation Bureau assisting Detective Miranda and Detective Collins in bringing charges against Corey Ferguson.
Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante stated, “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 shooter.”
Ferguson was transported to the Passaic County Jail. The defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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