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Steven Bardsley of Jersey City
Steven Bardsley

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit has charged a 55-year-old Jersey City man in the stabbing death of an unidentified adult male who was found dead in the area of Cambridge Avenue in Jersey City just after 10:00 p.m. last night. 

According to the HCPO, members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of 151 Cambridge Avenue just after 10:00 p.m. There they found a lifeless adult male victim – who at this time remains unidentified – with a stab wound(s) to neck. The victim was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

A suspect, Steven Bardsley, was apprehended a short time later by Jersey City police officers on Central Avenue.

Bardsley was charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner.

The killing was the second for the day. Twenty-six year old Raquan Bass was gunned down in the vicinity of Grant Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive. The back-to-back killings put Jersey City on track to log a near-record number of homicides this year.

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