Suspect in fatal North Bergen shooting apprehended

Alleged shooter arrested in Pennsylvania

Photo of the suspect courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office
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Photo of the suspect courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, a suspect connected to the quadruple shooting that took place on Sunday morning, May 5, in North Bergen was apprehended in South Whitehall, Pennsylvania.

On Monday, May 6, a passing motorist contacted the South Whitehall Township Police Department in Pennsylvania after discovering a person on the side of the road in South Whitehall. Responding officers found an injured man at that location, and he was subsequently transported to a local hospital.

The man was later identified as Jonathan Haughey-Morales, the 27-year-old West New York resident who was charged and wanted in connection with the alleged quadruple shooting in North Bergen on Sunday in which North Bergen resident Carlos Garcia died.

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

Prosecutor Suarez credited the South Whitehall Township Police Department with the apprehension. She also credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit for the investigation leading to the arrest, as well as the the police departments of North Bergen and Union City, and the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force for their assistance in the investigation.

She also thanked the North Bergen Police Department, under the leadership of Chief Robert Dowd, for the resources it committed to this investigation.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is still actively investigating this case with assistance from the North Bergen Police Department. Anyone with informaiton is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.

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

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