By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Jose Castro-Lavado, 36, of Kearny, was charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
The victim, Luis Cristina Reyna-Tello, 46, was declared dead at the scene, 133 Chestnut Street, at 7:15 p.m. Kearny police responded to a 911 call of a medical injury at about 6:45 p.m., authorities said.
The prosecutor’s office announced on Twitter at 8:39 p.m. last night that they were looking into “the death of a female.”
The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is on the scene in Kearny investigating the death of a female.
â€” ProsecutorSuarezHCPO (@HCPOProsecutor) April 11, 2017
A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office was not immediately available to provide more details about the woman’s death.
If ruled a homicide, it would be the first murder in Kearny since the 2013 shooting of 16-year-old Alishia Colon. As a result of the killing, Cruz Martinez, Jr. was given a life sentence in prison.