Shooting Hackensack, Death – A double shooting about four months ago that left one guy dead and another injured has been blamed on an 18-year-old man. According to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella, Hackensack resident Jaheim Robinson has been charged with murder, attempted murder, stalking, and unlawful firearm possession.
On November 12 at around 5:00 p.m., Hackensack police responded to a report of gunfire in the vicinity of Essex Street and Lehigh Street. One of the victims had a non-life-threatening injury, while Vidal Nieves, 28, was declared dead at the Hackensack University Medical Center. According to his obituary, Nieves worked as a retail associate at a Dollar Tree shop in Passaic. Although he now called Maywood home, he had previously called Jersey City, East Rutherford, and Hackensack home. A daughter and several relatives are among Nieves’ survivors.
In anticipation of his first court appearance, Robinson was detained in the Bergen County Jail on Monday. After receiving 911 calls reporting gunfire at the Holt Street apartment, the Hackensack Police Department became engaged. That’s because the suspect allegedly fired at least one shot into the air with a revolver before leaving the property in a car. (After further investigating the incident, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Crime Location Unit and the Hackensack Police Department reportedly discovered a discharged gunshot casing at the location.)
The suspect’s sister apparently got in another car and pursued him on the highway shortly after he left. After he caused the car accident, she reportedly drove him back to the Hackensack house. The suspect was greeted by police from Hackensack, New Jersey, at the residence, and they reportedly engaged in a heated confrontation. The guy was eventually taken into custody by police. Criminal charges for serious assault, firearms offenses, and driving infractions are expected to be brought against the male suspect.
Depending on the circumstances, the major felony accusation of aggravated assault may be classified as a second-degree, third-degree, or fourth-degree offense. The defendant will also be charged in the second degree with possessing a weapon (gun) for an illegal purpose, a crime that carries a 5–10 year prison sentence. Even first-time criminals are required to serve a significant amount of time in prison under the Graves Act before being eligible for release. For instance, even for a person without a criminal history, the standard plea deal on that accusation is 5 years in jail, with 42 months to be served without the chance of release.