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Authorities in New Jersey capture fugitive accused of fatally stabbing man during fight at NYC nightclub

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Source: UNSPLASH

Feb. 8 2022, Published 3:09 p.m. ET

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A fugitive who allegedly killed a man in the early morning hours at a New York City nightclub was apprehended at a home in New Jersey, authorities said.

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Multiple agencies, including members of the Hudson County Regional SWAT Team, the United States Marshals Service, and the New York Police Department, took Kegwin Clarke into custody on Feb. 5 at an apartment in Bayonee, New Jersey, around 6 a.m., NJ.com reported.

Clarke, 26, is accused of fatally stabbing 22-year-old Miles Gibson in the back when the two got into an argument at Harbor Rooftop Terrace and Lounge in Mahnattan on Jan. 29 around 4 a.m.

At the time of his death, Gibson was free on bail in connection to the murder of a Bronx DJ in 2019, The New York Post reported.

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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said investigators at Clarke's home following his arrest allegedly found two handguns, extended magazines, hollow point ammunition, marijuana and cash.

In addition to the murder charge in New York, Clarke currently faces multiple additional charges in New Jersey, including possession of a firearm while in the course of committing a drug offense, receiving stolen property, drug possession, drug possession with intent to distribute and being a fugitive from justice, according to prosecutors.

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The suspect was being held in New Jersey’s Hudson County Correctional Facility and is expected to be extradited to New York.

nightclub stabbing
Source: UNSPLASH
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