What apparently began as a bar fight became a fatal stabbing overnight in Bergenfield, said authorities who sought the public's help Monday in searching for the killer.
A warrant is out for the arrest of Jose D. Perez Vasquez, 50 of Bergenfield, who was charged with murder and weapon possession after a 43-year-old man was found dead on Portland Avenue early Monday morning, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo said.
A passing police officer found the bleeding, unresponsive Aguilar on Portland Avenue, a few steps from Armando's Bar on South Washington Avenue -- where law enforcement sources said the fight broke out -- and less than a block from the Roy W. Brown Middle School, just after 12:30 a.m. Monday.
The victim, identified 43-year-old Uvaldo de Gabriel Aguilar of Bergenfield, had been stabbed in the torso, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo said.
He was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 3:05 a.m., Calo said.
Calo asked that anyone who may have seen something or has information that could help catch the killer contact his office's tip line at (201) 226-5532, or the Bergenfield Police Department Detective Bureau: (201) 387-4001.
The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office was investigating, along with Bergenfield police.
The Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification collected evidence.
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