5 men, 4 from North Bergen, 1 from Jersey City, arrested in connection to Fairview murder


Five men, four from North Bergen and one from Jersey City, were arrested yesterday in connection to the fatal shooting of a Fairview man over the weekend, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced.

From left to right: Carlos Burgos, Raul Torres, David Martinez, Lexie Burke and Dylan Rodriguez. Photos courtesy of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Saturday, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a resident, later identified as David Duque-Soto, of 215 Fourth Street in Fairview, was dead from apparent gunshot wounds, Musella said in a statement.

The investigation revealed that Carlos Burgos, 19, of Jersey City; David Martinez, 18, Lexie Burke, 20, and Raul Torres, 19, all of North Bergen; went to the victim’s residence, with firearms, intending to steal drugs and money.

During the commission of the robbery, the victim was fatally shot, authorities said.

After the shooting, Burgos met with Dylan Rodriguez, 18, of North Bergen, in North Bergen and gave him the gun used in the murder, which he then concealed inside a private residence, police said.

As a result of the investigation, Burgos was arrested on Monday in West New York and charged with one count each of felony murder, murder, armed robbery, conspiracy To commit armed robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

He was remanded to the Hudson County Jail pending a detention hearing in Hackensack, scheduled for Friday at 9:00 a.m.

Torres was charged with the identical set of crimes and will also have a detention hearing in Hackensack at 9:00 a.m. on Friday.

Meanwhile, Martinez and Burke were charged with all the aforementioned crimes besides murder and have their detention hearings scheduled for July 5th and July 10th, respectively, at 9:00 a.m.

Finally, Rodriguez was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, hindering apprehension, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

He was remanded to the Hudson County Jail pending a detention hearing scheduled for Monday at 9:00 a.m.

Furthermore, Musella thanked the Fairview, Cliffside Park, North Bergen, West New York, and Jersey City Police Departments, and the Bergen and Hudson County Sheriff’s Offices for their assistance in this investigation.

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