Arrest Warrant Issued For Second Suspect In Jersey City Homicide

Arrest Warrant Issued For Second Suspect In Jersey City Homicide


CONTACT: Raymond Worrall

PHONE: (201) 795-6400 Ext. 6737


TWITTER: @HCPOProsecutor


DATE: Thursday, November 16, 2017


Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that an arrest warrant has been issued in connection with the November 14, 2017 murder of Jose Malave of Jersey City.

Nasiar Day, age 19, of Newark, New Jersey, has been charged by the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit with Murder and Felony Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, first-degree crimes; Armed Burglary in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, a second-degree crime; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4, a third-degree crime; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5, a fourth-degree crime; and Conspiracy to Commit these crimes.

Anyone with information as to the current whereabouts of Nasiar Day is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at (201) 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website at All information will be kept confidential. Nasiar Day should not be approached and he should be considered armed and dangerous.

On November 14, 2017, at approximately 7 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of a male stabbed at 197 Palisade Avenue in Jersey City. Upon arrival shortly after 7:05 p.m., the responding Police Officers found Emergency Medical Services giving aid to an apparent stabbing victim.

The victim, later identified as Jose Malave, age 30, of Jersey City, was found in a lifeless state in the doorway of the apartment where he lived. He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 7:25 p.m. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death to be a stab wound to the chest and the manner of death to be homicide.

A 17-year-old male juvenile from Jersey City was previously arrested in connection with the death of Malave and was charged with Murder, Felony Murder, Armed Burglary, several weapons charges and Conspiracy to Commit these crimes.

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant and the juvenile are presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).