Paterson Top Stories

City Man Charged In Sunday's Fatal Stabbing

 

PATERSON, NJ – Less than 21 hours after a man was fatally stabbed in a fight outside a bar on McBride Avenue, Paterson Police arrested a 30-year-old city resident and charged him with the murder.

The suspect, it turns out, was being treated at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center - the same hospital where the victim, 23-year-old Beleon Ellerbee, was taken and eventually died – when he was charged with the crime.

Sign Up for E-News

Maty Arias, of N. 10th Street, is under police guard at St. Joseph’s, where he is in stable condition after suffering a laceration during the fight. Authorities have not determined who cut Arias, but they say they do not believe it was Ellerbee.

The stabbing happened at about 12:30 am outside Augie's Bar, police said. Arias and a friend, Wilkin Zorilla, 23, of Market Street, had left the bar, police said. There was no sign of trouble in the bar, said Capt. Heriberto Rodriguez, but a fight erupted outside in which Ellerbee eventually was stabbed once in the chest. Ellerbee had not been inside the bar, police said. Nor was he the person who apparently initiated the fight, police said.

“This crime would not have been solved in such quick fashion without the help of the Ellerbee family and friends,’’ said Rodriguez. “They all came together to work with the police department.’’

Zorilla, who is known as Johnny, ended up being arrested on DWI charges when he left the hospital, police said. He also was charged with assault on a police officer, Rodriguez said.

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

Paterson

Upcoming Events

Tue, April 25, 2:30 PM

Peg Williams Gallery at Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, Madison

Group Art Show: Optimism in Action

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Education Giving Back Health & Wellness

Wed, April 26, 2:30 PM

Peg Williams Gallery at Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, Madison

Group Art Show: Optimism in Action

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Education Giving Back Health & Wellness

Wed, April 26, 3:00 PM

Watchung Reservation, Mountainside

Watchung Reservation Hike

Green Health & Wellness

Average Working-Class Citizens Cannot Relate to Superintendent's Earning Over $200,000

April 13, 2017

Dear Editor:

The average working class citizen can not relate to a state-appointed Superintendent that earns an annual salary of $218,000 plus fringe benefits and performance bonuses like that of state appointed Paterson Superintendent Dr. Donnie W. Evans.  In a time when so many cuts are being made in our students' classrooms, on the athletic fields, and to extra-curricular ...

William Paterson University's Pre-College Youth Programs Named to Top 25 List

April 24, 2017

WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OFFERS NEW SUMMER PRE-COLLEGE YOUTH PROGRAMS FOR MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SUBJECTS RANGING FROM MUSIC TO WRITING TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

--William Paterson’s Pre-College Youth Programs Named Among Top 25 in Nation by Hispanic Outlook in Education Magazine

Learn model making using a 3D printer, spin records like a real DJ, write novels like a ...