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West New York Man Convicted on All Counts in 2019 Mass Shooting that Killed North Bergen Man

North Bergen

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Wednesday, March 2, Jonathan Haughey-Morales, 30, of West New York, was convicted on all charges relating to a shooting in North Bergen on May 5, 2019, that killed Carlos Garcia and seriously injured three others.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, a jury convicted Haughey-Morales of Murder, Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

Prosecutor Suarez said that on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at 2033 46th Street in North Bergen. 

According to Prosecutor Suarez, responding officers found four individuals, including an unresponsive male with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso, shot in the home. 

Prosecutor Suarez stated that the male, later identified as Carlos Garcia, 40, and the additional victims — two males and one female — were all transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center. 

Garcia was pronounced dead at approximately 4:25 a.m. 

Haughey-Morales was identified as the suspect wanted in connection with the shooting and apprehended in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, the following day.

Haughey-Morales is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, May 6.