22 Year-Old Arrested for the 8/7 Murder in Hoboken Apartment Building

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On August 7th, a man was found dead inside a Hoboken rental building at 300 Grand Street from apparent gunshot wounds.

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The incident is being investigated by the Hoboken Police and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit. A neighbor in the building located at 300 Grand Street reached out to Hoboken Girl shared that they learned of what was going on inside the building due to the crime scene vans outside on the street and that there were no loud noises or disturbances throughout the night prior to the discovery from their POV. Police could be seen at the building investigating around 10PM on August 7th.

The Hudson County Prosecutors Office released a press release via Twitter sharing that the man arrested for the murder is Tahjae McDougald, age 22, of Willingboro. He was arrested on August 20th at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City after turning himself in with his attorney. McDougald has been charged with First-Degree Murder, Possession of a Weapon (firearm) for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (firearm).


According to residents in the building, the situation occurred in a unit that is leased by a company called Viagem for short-term rental units. A resident who was present last night in his own apartment told us, “The only thing out of the norm we heard was after 9:00 a bunch of really loud people running down our hallway stomping and banging. But banging and stomping in the hallway could have been anything of course.”

“That unit — leased by Viagem — currently has a homicide scene tape across the door and is padlocked.”

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^Image from a reader who is a current resident in the building

Update as of 8/8 at 11:30AM:

The Hudson County Prosecutors Office released a press release via Twitter sharing that the man killed has been identified as 26-year-old Willingboro resident Marquise Davis. He was found fatally shot in Hoboken apartment under investigation by HCPO Homicide Unit and pronounced deceased by the police at 10:52PM on Friday, August 7th. He had apparent gunshot wound{s} to his upper body. The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

Press release from HCPO: 

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Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip here.


Any new information we get from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s office will be updated within this post.

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident in 2012 to discover the amazing things happening in the area. She's a former digital editor at Conde Nast, and in a 'prior life' — was school counselor in a North Jersey elementary school. She can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.

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