JERSEY CITY — Froylan Lopez, 28, of Jersey City was charged with murder and related charges on Dec. 6 in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old Jersey City man.
Lopez is accused of allegedly stabbing Troy Brandon near the intersection of Monticello and Storms avenues at about 10:15 p.m. on Dec. 5.
Police were dispatched to the area on the report of a man down. They found Brandon with apparent stab wounds to his torso. He was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at about 10:55 p.m.
Based on the preliminary investigation, homicide detectives believe the victim, who lived in the area, was simply trying to intervene or render aid to an individual who was just assaulted when another individual allegedly stabbed the victim.
On Sunday, Dec. 6, Lopez was apprehended by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. Lopez was charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (knife) and Possession of a Weapon (knife) for an Unlawful Purpose
Bail for Lopez was set at $1 million cash.