J.C Man Dead In Apparent Knife Attack; Juvenile Arrested

J.C Man Dead In Apparent Knife Attack; Juvenile Arrested


CONTACT: Raymond Worrall

PHONE: (201) 795-6400 Ext. 6737

EMAIL: rworrall@hcpo.org

TWITTER: @HCPOProsecutor

WEB: hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org

DATE: Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

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 cause and manner of death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

A 17-year-old male juvenile from Jersey City was arrested in connection with the death of Malave. He has been charged as a juvenile 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.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department for the arrest.

The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/ . All information will be kept confidential.

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