Police ID victim in fatal stabbing in Elizabeth

Officials say Mario Ortiz was killed outside the Imperio Latino Restaurant and Lounge around 4 a.m. Saturday.

Officials say Mario Ortiz was killed outside the Imperio Latino Restaurant and Lounge around 4 a.m. Saturday. (4/10/16)

ELIZABETH - Police have identified the victim in a deadly stabbing outside a restaurant early Saturday morning.

Officials say Mario Ortiz was killed outside the Imperio Latino Restaurant and Lounge around 4 a.m. Saturday.

Police have charged 23-year old Saloman Rosendo Gomez-Serpas with Ortiz's murder. Detectives say Gomez-Serpas stabbed Ortiz while the two were arguing outside the restaurant.

Police are also charging Gomez-Serpas with kidnapping for allegedly forcing a woman at the scene into his car.

The woman was later found unharmed at an apartment on Marshall Street Saturday afternoon where Gomez-Serpas was arrested.

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