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Stabbing Inside ShopRite Parking Lot in Ewing Under Investigation


Authorities in Mercer County are looking into the motive behind a stabbing that left a person injured in a section of Ewing Township Thursday evening. 

According to a statement released by police, at 6:10 p.m.,  Ewing Police Detective Tyler Bender was working an extra-duty assignment at 1750 Olden Avenue and was alerted to a stabbing that occurred on the property.

Officials said Detective Bender immediately assisted the victim with medical attention until Emergency Medical Services arrived.

Police say witnesses reported that the suspect’s vehicle was leaving the lot, so officers broadcasted the vehicle description to responding units.

According to police, Ewing patrol officers located the suspected vehicle on Ewingville Road, where they conducted a motor vehicle stop and ultimately determined the driver was the suspect involved.

Police arrested Mr. Juan C. Rosa, 31, of Ewing and charged him with aggravated assault. The condition of the victim is reported as non-fatal, police said. 

The motive for the attack is under investigation. 

Ewing police ask that anyone with further information concerning this incident is asked to contact Detective Andrew Condrat at 609-882-1313 ext,7583 or TIP Line AT 609-827-530