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.