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19-year-old charged in connection with Parsippany-Troy Hills homicide

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ (Morris County) – A Parsippany teen has been charged in connection with a homicide that occurred on Sunday morning in Parsippany-Troy Hills, according to Morris County Acting Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

David A. Lopez, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

It is alleged that at around 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 22, police received a 9-1-1 call regarding an injured man outside a home on Troy Road, in Parsippany. Upon arrival at the scene, police officers located the injured man, who was later identified as Lopez, outside the residence. The injuries sustained by Lopez were determined to have been self-inflicted. Officers also located a deceased man, who was only identified by authorities as A.J., inside the residence, Carroll said.

The cause of death has been ruled homicide by the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office. The manner of death was determined to be sharp force injury to head, neck, torso, and arms,Carroll said.

Lopez was charged and remains in custody pending a court appearance.

The Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit all assisted in the investigation.

Anyone with information related to this investigation, is encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department at 973-263-4300.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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