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West New York man arrested with murder for fatally stabbing roommate

Edman Armulfo Chipix, 20, faces charges related to the murder of William Chipix Simon

Edman Arnulfo Chipix, via the Prosecutor's Office

A West New York man wanted in connection with the death of 25-year-old William Chipix Simon was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 6, by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit.

Edman Armulfo Chipix was arrested without incident at the Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City.

Chipix, 20, was charged with Murder, a first-degree crime; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose; a third-degree crime; and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a fourth-degree crime.

Chipix, a roommate of the victim, will be housed at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance.

Fatal stabbing

On Feb. 6, at approximately 5:15 a.m., the West New York Police Department responded to the area of 6414 Dewey Avenue in West New York on a report of an injured male.

The responding officers found an unresponsive male victim in an apartment at the location with an apparent stab wound to his upper torso.

The injured male, later identified as Simon, was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 6. The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the Homicide Unit for the investigation and arrest with the assistance of the West New York Police Department.

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

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