West New York man sentenced to 71 years in prison for 2019 shooting

The shooting killed Carlos Garcia and injured three others in 2019

A West New York man has been sentenced to 71 years in New Jersey State Prison for a 2019 shooting that killed one man and injured three others, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced.

Hudson County Superior Court Judge Patrick Arre has sentenced Jonathan Haughey-Morales, a 30-year-old of West New York, for the 2019 mass shooting in North Bergen that killed Carlos Garcia and seriously injured three others.

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According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Haughey-Morales was sentenced to 50 years in New Jersey State Prison for Murder and three consecutive seven year sentences for Aggravated Assault as to the surviving victims, which is subject to the No Early Release Act. An additional five year sentence will run concurrent for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

Sentenced for shooting three years ago

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, 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.

Responding officers found four individuals, including an unresponsive male with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso, shot in the home. The male was later identified as 40-year-old Carlos Garcia.

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.

Haughey-Morales was identified as the suspect wanted in connection with the shooting and apprehended in South Whitehall Township, Pa., the following day. Haughey-Morales was convicted on all charges by a jury on Wednesday, March 2, following a two week trial.

The State was represented in this case by Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Najma Rana.

For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at disrael@hudsonreporter.com. 

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