The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office has announced the arrest of four North Bergen men and one Jersey City man, connected to the fatal shooting of Fairview resident David Duque-Soto.
The four North Bergen men, all between the ages of 18 and 20, arrested in connection with the alleged murder are David Martinez, Lexie Burke, Raul Torres, and Dylan Rodriguez. 19-year-old Jersey City resident Carlos Burgos was also arrested.
Burgos, Martinez, Burke, and Torres were given the same set of charges: felony murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Rodriguez was charged with hindering apprehension, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
The arrests were the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in conjunction with the Fairview Police Department.
The Fairview Police Department received information on Saturday, June 29, that a resident later identified as David Duque-Soto was dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Investigation revealed that Burgos, Martinez, Burke, and Torres allegedly went to the victim’s residence with firearms intending to steal drugs and money. During the robbery, Duque-Soto was fatally shot. After the shooting, Burgos allegedly met with Dylan Rodriguez in North Bergen and allegedly gave him a firearm that was used in the alleged murder.
Rodriguez allegedly took the weapon and concealed it inside a private residence.
All five defendants were arrested on July 1, and were remanded to Hudson County Jail pending their trials. Burgos and Burke were arrested in West New York, Torres was arrested in Paramus, and Martinez and Rodriguez were arrested in North Bergen,
The four defendants who allegedly went to the Fairview residence to commit the robbery face the same set of charges: felony murder, murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon.
Rodriguez, on the other hand, faces charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, hindering apprehension, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
All the defendants were remanded to Hudson County Jail pending a detention hearing in Hackensack on July 5.
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