Man charged in Sunday’s fatal North Bergen shooting

Alleged shooter, charged by the Hudson County Prosecutor, is still at large

Man charged in Sunday’s fatal North Bergen shooting
Jonathan Haughey-Morales. Photo provided by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.

Today, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office released further details on the fatal North Bergen shooting which took place on Sunday morning at 2033 46th Street. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez identified a suspect, still at large, in the investigation of an alleged homicide.

On Sunday, May 5, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at 2033 46th Street in North Bergen. Upon arrival, officers found four individuals who had been shot near the vestibule area of the house at that location. This included an unresponsive male with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso.

The male, later identified as 40-year-old Carlos Garcia, and the additional victims, two males and one female, were all transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center. Garcia was pronounced dead at approximately 4:25 a.m. One of the male victims, age 42, is in critical condition while the other male victim, age 42, and the female victim, age 42, were treated and have now been released from the hospital.

All of the victims live in North Bergen.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with the assistance of the North Bergen Police Department. A suspect has been identified during the preliminary investigation, and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Jonathan Haughey-Morales, a 27-year-old West New York resident.

Haughey-Morales has been charged with first-degree murder, three counts of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Anyone with information as to the current whereabouts of Jonathan Haughey-Morales is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website at All information will be kept confidential.

Haughey-Morales should not be approached, and he should be considered armed and dangerous.

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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