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Loved ones release balloons in memory of man shot during Elizabeth police encounter

Estiben “Stiven” Alegria-Hurtado died July 30. He was shot a day earlier.

Matt Trapani

Aug 12, 2023, 2:19 AM

Updated 311 days ago

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Family and friends gathered Friday evening to remember a man shot and killed by an Elizabeth police officer during a police encounter last month.
Those who gathered to mourn Estiben “Stiven” Alegria-Hurtado released balloons in his memory.
The 42-year-old father was shot on July 29 when police responded to a domestic dispute between Alegria-Hurtado and a woman. Authorities say that a knife was found near Alegria-Hurtado’s body.
His family says that he never intended to use the knife.
Alegria-Hurtado died a day later.


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