Hudson County officials have announced that the County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit has arrested and charged a 22-year-old Willingboro man with the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man in a Hoboken apartment on August 7.
According to a statement released by police, Mr. Tahjae McDougald, 22, of Willingboro, was arrested at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City when he turned himself in with his attorney.
McDougald has been charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
According to police, on Friday, August 7, just after 10:30 p.m., members of the Hoboken Police Department responded to an apartment at 300 Grand Street on a report of a deceased male.
Police report that responding officers found the victim, a 26-year-old Willingboro man, later identified as Marquise Davis, with apparent gunshot wounds to the upper body. The victim was pronounced deceased at 10:52 p.m. at the scene of the shooting.
The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds to the abdomen and the manner of death to be homicide.