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Perth Amboy Man Arrested for Fatal Shooting

Perth Amboy

Middlesex County officials announced today that a city man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Jonathan Molina, 22, of Perth Amboy.

According to county officials, yesterday, February 15, Christopher Hernandez Velasquez, 21, of Perth Amboy, was arrested and charged with murder, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, hindering the apprehension of himself, along with various other charges.

Officials said that Christopher Hernandez Velasquez presently is lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court.

Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Frank Cristiano of the Perth Amboy Police Department at (732)324-3800 or Detective Paul Kelley of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745-3330.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Christopher Hernandez Velasquez are merely accusations, and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.