On Saturday, November 19, 2022, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the United States Marshals Service of New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting of Christopher Garcia in Hoboken.

Deon Williams, of Jersey City, is charged with Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a, a crime of the first degree, Unlawful Possession of Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5b(1), a crime of the second degree, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4a(1), a crime of the second degree. He was arrested at a hotel on International Boulevard in Elizabeth and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.

On Sunday, September 25, 2022, at approximately 3:25 a.m., the Hoboken Police Department received a 911 call reporting a shooting in the area of 560 Marshall Drive. Upon arrival, responding officers located a male victim – later identified as Christopher Garcia, 28, of Hoboken – with an apparent gunshot wound to the torso. He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 3:56 a.m.


Prosecutor Suarez credited the HCPO’s Homicide Unit, the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Hoboken Police Department with the arrest and investigation. The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6)