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Two teens stabbed in Union City, one fatally

This is the municipality's first homicide of 2022

The stabbing took place in the area of 40th Street and New York Avenue. Image via Google Maps.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Union City Police Department have announced the preliminary findings from an investigation into the stabbing death of a 15-year-old juvenile on Tuesday, Dec. 20, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

At about 6:24 p.m., the Union City Police Department was notified of a stabbing in the area of 40th Street and New York Avenue. Responding officers located two juvenile males in the area of 40th Street and Bergenline Avenue with apparent stab wound(s).

Allen Flores, 15, of Union City, was transported to Christ Hospital in Jersey City and was pronounced dead at 7:08 p.m. The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

A second juvenile, a 16-year-old Union City male, remains hospitalized at Jersey City Medical Center with serious injuries.

A preliminary investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit determined five juveniles were involved in an altercation prior to two of the juveniles being stabbed. Three juveniles have since been arrested.

A 16-year-old Union City male is charged as a juvenile with fourth-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (knife); third-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (knife); and second-degree Possession of a Weapon (knife) While Committing a CDS Offense.

A 15-year-old Jersey City female and a 15-year-old Jersey City male are charged as juveniles with first-degree Armed Robbery; first-degree Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery; fourth-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (bat); and third-degree Possession of a Weapon (bat) for an Unlawful Purpose.

Juvenile matters are confidential and no additional information can be released at this time. Additional arrests and charges may be forthcoming.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Union City Police Department are actively investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip.

All information will be kept confidential. The above charges are merely accusations and the juvenile is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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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