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West New York Man Arrested in Connection with Murder of Roommate

West New York

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that a West New York man wanted in connection with the death of 25-year-old William Chipix Simon was arrested on Sunday, February 6. He was arrested without incident at the Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, Edman Arnulfo Chipix, 20, of West New York, was charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon (knife) for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (knife). 

Chipix, a roommate of the victim, will be housed at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, on Sunday, February 6, at approximately 5:15 a.m., the West New York Police Department responded to the area of 6414 Dewey Avenue in West New York on a report of an injured male.

Prosecutor Suarez said that the responding police officers found an unresponsive male victim in an apartment at that location with an apparent stab wound to his upper torso.

The injured male, later identified as Chipix Simon, was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 5:30 a.m. on February 6, Prosecutor Suarez said. 

The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.