Hudson County jury convicts man on all counts related to fatal North Bergen mass shooting


A Hudson county jury has convicted a man on all counts related to a fatal North Bergen mass shooting that left one man dead and left three others seriously injured in May 2019.

Inset photo of Jonathan Haughey-Morales courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Jonathan Haughey-Morales, 30, of West New York, was convicted of murder, three counts of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

The verdict was delivered before the Hudson County Superior Court Judge Patrick Arre following a two week trial.

On Sunday, May 5th, 2019, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at 2033 46th St.

Responding officers found four individuals, including an unresponsive male with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso, shot in the home.

The man, later identified as Carlos Garcia, 40, and the additional victims — two men and one woman — 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, Pennsylvania, the following day.

Haughey-Morales is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, May 6th and the state was represented at trial by Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Najma Rana.

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