Hoboken Police Arrest Resident Wanted on Attempted Murder

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Hoboken Public Safety Director Ken Ferrante and Hoboken Police Chief Steven Aguiar today announced the arrest of 23-year-old, city resident Keshon Crandell, on attempted murder charges in connection with a Father’s Day shooting incident.

According to Hoboken Police, the city was shaken on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at approximately 2:15 p.m., when uniformed patrol officers, under the supervision of Sgt. Adam Colon, responded to the 500 block of Jackson Street on a report of shots being fired. According to a police statement, following an initial search and investigation, the incident was corroborated and turned over to the Hoboken Police Department’s Investigation Bureau, under the supervision of Det. Sgt. William Collins and Det. Lt. Richard Torres.

Thankfully, there were no injuries in the shooting, and no property was damaged.

A police statement says, “A 2-day investigation led by Detectives Tyler Soto, Michael Losurdo, and Fabian Quinones identified Crandell as the suspect, and a warrant was executed for his arrest. Today, Tuesday, June 20, at approximately 12:20 p.m., Crandell turned himself into Hoboken Police Headquarters without incident.”

Crandell has been charged with the following:

• Criminal attempted murder                                                                                         • Possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes                                                               • Unlawful possession of a weapon                                                                                 • Causing or risking widespread injury

Police also say Crandell was processed on an aggravated assault summons for his involvement in a street fight which took place in Hoboken on May 7, 2023.

Crandell has been transferred to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny.

Public Safety Director Ferrante released a statement saying, “The Hoboken Police Department considers the safety of our residents its top priority and we do not tolerate any type of violence in our City.”

Police Chief Aguiar added, “I commend the entire team who worked tirelessly on this case, bringing the suspect to justice swiftly and safely.  This thorough investigation and quick arrest reaffirms the Hoboken Police Department’s dedication to all the residents of Hoboken.”

The charges against Crandell are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty in a court of law.