Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Thursday, July 7, 2022, 24-year old Joshua Gonzalez of Hoboken was arrested at approximately 11:10 a.m. by members of the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force in the area of Franklin Street in Bloomfield.
Gonzalez was wanted in connection with the double stabbing on July 5, 2022 in Jersey City that left one man dead and one woman injured. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit has charged Gonzalez with murder, a first-degree crime; attempted murder, a first-degree crime; felony murder, a first-degree crime; burglary, a second-degree crime; unlawful possession of a weapon (knife) a fourth-degree crime; possession of a weapon (knife) for an unlawful purpose, a third-degree crime; resisting arrest by flight, a fourth-degree crime; and violation of a restraining order, a fourth-degree crime.
Following his arrest, Gonzalez was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance.
Suarez summarized the events of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. At approximately 6:42 a.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to Clinton Avenue on reports of an aggravated assault. Responding officers found a 22-year-old woman with a serious, apparent stab wound. The woman was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where she remains in stable condition.
At approximately 10:00 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department was notified that an injured person was located at 186 McAdoo Avenue. Responding officers found the lifeless body of a man — later identified as Jason Khusial, 21, of Jersey City — with multiple, apparent stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:14 a.m.
The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be multiple, sharp force wounds to the torso and the manner of death to be homicide. The investigation determined Khusial had been injured during the Clinton Avenue incident.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department with the investigation and the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force with the arrest.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.