67-year-old man fatally stabbed after argument in Elizabeth, authorities say

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A 67-year-old man was fatally stabbed outside a mechanic shop in Elizabeth early Saturday morning, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotoloannounced.

Carlos Ariza, of Elizabeth, was found by police just before 2 a.m. with a stab wound on the 500 block of Elizabeth Avenue, authorities said. Cops were responding to an argument.

Ariza was transported to University Hospital in Newark, where he was pronounced dead, according to the prosecutor’s office. No arrests have been announced at this time.

The incident is still under an investigation involving Elizabeth police, the Union County Homicide Task Force, and the Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Task Force Sgt. Danika Ramos at 908-451-7739 or Detective Brandon Lorenz at 908-337-3230.

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