FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Raymond Worrall
PHONE: (201) 795-6400 Ext. 6737
DATE: Friday, February 17, 2017
HOBOKEN MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED IN MASSACHUSETTS
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On Friday, February 17, 2017, Keyshaun Wiggins, age 18, of Jersey City was arrested without incident by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force at a residence in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is currently being held at the Springfield Community Corrections Center pending extradition proceedings. Wiggins was wanted in Hudson County for the murder of Adrian Rivera, age 18, of Hoboken.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the U.S. Marshals Service for the arrest. The Prosecutor also credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Hoboken Police Department for their part in the homicide investigation.
On January 24, 2017, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Hoboken Police Officers were dispatched to 300 Marshall Drive in Hoboken on a 911 call of possible gun shots in the area. Upon arrival officers found the victim in an apartment at that location with a gunshot wound to his torso.
Rivera, who lived in the apartment, was immediately transported to Jersey City Medical Center by ambulance. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at approximately 3:50 p.m.
On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, Khalif Geiger, age 20, of Jersey City and a 17-year-old juvenile from Jersey City were arrested by detectives from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit for the murder of Rivera. They were each charged with Murder, two counts of Felony Murder, Armed Robbery, Armed Burglary, Hindering Apprehension and several Firearm offenses.
On Thursday, January 26, 2017, Wiggins was charged with Murder, two counts of Felony Murder, Armed Robbery, Armed Burglary, Hindering Apprehension and several Firearm offenses and has been wanted on those charges since that date.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).