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Jersey City Woman Charged With Hindering Hoboken Murder Investigation


By: Yuritza Arroyo

According to Hudson County officials, a Jersey City woman has been charged with providing false information to law enforcement to prevent the arrest of Deon Williams, who has been charged with the fatal shooting of Christopher Garcia in Hoboken.

Officials say, Demetria Huggins, 38, is charged with Hindering Apprehension, a crime of the third degree.

According to Police, she was arrested on Saturday, November 19, at a hotel on International Boulevard in Elizabeth and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending her first court appearance.

Police say, Deon Williams, 25, of Jersey City, was arrested and charged with Murder in, a crime of the first degree, Unlawful Possession of Weapon, a crime of the second degree, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, a crime of the second degree.

On Sunday, September 25, at approximately 3:25 a.m., the Hoboken Police Department received a 911 call reporting a shooting in the area of 560 Marshall Drive.

Police say, upon arrival, responding officers located a male victim – later identified as Christopher Garcia, 28, of Hoboken – with an apparent gunshot wound to the torso.

Emergency Medical Services transported him to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 3:56 a.m.