Press Release


For Immediate Release:
March 6, 2023

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JAHEIM ROBINSON (DOB: 9/10/2004; single, student) of 277 James Street, Hackensack, NJ on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, possession of a firearm for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a handgun, and stalking. The arrest is a result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer-In-Charge Captain Michael Antista.

At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2022, the Hackensack Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Essex Street and Lehigh Street in Hackensack, NJ. Responding Hackensack Police Officers found one male victim who sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. A second victim, 28-year-old Vidal Nieves, was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased from a gunshot wound.

An investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Hackensack Police Department revealed that JAHEIM ROBINSON acted as an accomplice in the fatal shooting of Vidal Nieves.

On Monday, March 6, 2023, JAHEIIM ROBINSON was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1), and N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3b; first-degree attempted murder, N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1/11-3; first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2/11-3; second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4a; second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5b; and fourth-degree stalking N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10b. ROBINSON was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Hackensack Police Department, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bergen County Regional SWAT Team for their assistance in this investigation.