A fourth juvenile has been charged in a Union City altercation that preceded a fatal stabbing earlier this month, the first homicide in the municipality this year, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The juvenile boy, 16, of Union City, is charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon (stick), and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Suarez said in a statement.
A preliminary investigation by the HCPO Homicide Unit determined a total of five juveniles were involved in an altercation prior to two of the juveniles being stabbed and three additional juveniles were arrested and charged last week.
Juvenile matters are confidential and no additional information can be released at this time, authorities said.
On Tuesday, December 20th, at approximately 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 each with an apparent stab wound. Allen Flores, 15, of Union City, was transported to Christ Hospital in Jersey City and was pronounced dead at 7:08 p.m.
A second juvenile, a 16-year-old Union City male, was treated at Jersey City Medical Center for serious injuries and his since been released.