TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR MARK MUSELLA
DATE: MAY 9, 2020
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of FABIO CAMPOS AZOFEIFA (DOB: 08/02/1972; single; laborer) of 530 River Street, Paterson, NJ on charges of Vehicular Homicide and Leaving The Scene Of A Motor Vehicle Accident. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Peter Busciglio.
At approximately 8:19 p.m. on May 8, 2020, the Hackensack Police Department responded to a report of a pedestrian struck in front of 60 Court Street in Hackensack. At the scene, officers observed a male lying in the roadway unconscious. The pedestrian, James Dixon, of Hackensack, was pronounced dead after being transported to Hackensack University Medical Center.
As a result of the investigation, FABIO CAMPOS AZOFEIFA was arrested on Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Hackensack, and charged with one count of Vehicular Homicide, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5, a 2nd degree crime; one count of Leaving The Scene Of A Motor Vehicle Accident, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5.1, a 2nd degree crime; as well as a motor vehicle violation for Driving Under The Influence. CAMPOS AZOFEIFA was transported to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would also like to thank the Hackensack Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.