Jersey City police car
Jersey City Police Car

Authorities announced an arrest this morning in the fatal January shooting of Raheem Bostick in Bergen-Lafayette.

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s office, Nysheed Gleaton, 32, of Bayonne, was arrested early this morning by the Wallington Police Department and charged with Bostick’s January 23 killing.

Bostick was gunned near 32 Belmont Avenue in broad daylight as terrified residents looked on.

Gleaton has been charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. At the time of his arrest, Gleaton had a handgun in his possession. 

The Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are continuing to investigate the shooting.  

Bostick’s killing was Jersey City’s first homicide of the year. There have been two confirmed homicides since that time.

Nationally, homicides have surged during the pandemic, with several cities experiencing near record increases.