Middlesex County authorities reported today that police responded to reports of a stabbing in the area of Delavan Street and Jersey Avenue.
According to officials, today, at approximately 3:35 a.m. , when the police arrived on scene they found the victim, Rogelio Lopez-Lopez, 55, with multiple stab wounds.
Police said Lopez-Lopez was transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
As a result of the investigation conducted by Detective Walter Kelley of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Detective Keith Walcott of the New Brunswick Police Department it does not appear that this was a random act of violence.
The suspect, who has been identified by an eyewitness, as Mr. Adan Santiago-Feria knew the victim Lopez-Lopez and stabbed him over a fight regarding a stolen phone.
Santiago-Feria was charged on a warrant for first-degree murder, third- degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and third-degree terroristic threats.
The investigation is ongoing.
Santiago-Feria has fled and is at large. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Walcott of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200 or Detective Kelley of the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office at (732) 745-3330. Callers may also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 939-9600 or may access the Crime Stoppers website at middlesextips.com.