A Lakewood man has been indicted in connection with a murder that took place in August of 2020 in Lakewood.
According to police, Jorge Santiago-Garcia, 32, stabbed Rodrigo Jimenez-Paz, 32, also of Lakewood, at a business on 2nd Street. Police officers who responded to the 911 call found the victim with a stab wound to the chest. He was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead.
An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, and the Lakewood Police Department identified Santiago-Garcia as the perpetrator. He was promptly arrested and has been lodged in the Ocean Count Jail since then.
Today, Santiago-Garcia was indicted by a grand jury on charges of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon.