'I’m not allowing anyone to get away with killing my son.' Family of slain Union City teen demands justice

Police say Allen Flores died on Dec. 20 after an altercation that involved four other teens on the corner of Bergen Line Avenue and 40th Street in Union City.

News 12 Staff

Dec 29, 2022, 11:33 PM

Updated 571 days ago

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The family of a teen who was fatally stabbed last week in Union City is demanding justice as they held a wake service for victim Thursday night.
The emotions from 15-year-old Allen Flores’ family and friends were indescribable as they consoled each other outside of the Leber Funeral Home.
"Not only did I show up on the scene and see my son dying, I had to try to help him survive and then I had to watch him die and then I had to stand there and realize that my son was dead," said Allen Flores’ mother, Samantha Flores.
In memory of the teen, those who gathered wore T-shirts displaying Flores' picture.
Police say Flores died on Dec. 20 after an altercation that involved four other teens on the corner of Bergen Line Avenue and 40th Street in Union City. Two were stabbed during the fight.
A 16-year-old teen was taken to Jersey City Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening and 15-year-old Allen Flores was pronounced dead at Christ Hospital.
Samantha Flores recalled when she arrived to the scene where her son was stabbed and what happened after.
"And then the next morning, they want to tell me that that little boy admitted to killing my son and they let him go home," she said.
The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office released formal charges for the remaining four teens who were involved. Some charges include armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon.
While Flores’ family gathered to remember the teen, they also want to send a message to the prosecutor's office that they want justice and more severe charges.
"Whether or not he was a minor, an adult, a senior, it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, you openly admitted to killing somebody, you murdered someone and there should be justice for that, not you home on an ankle monitor playing video games or whatever he’s doing at home," said Cesar Castro, Allen Flores’ cousin.
"I’m not allowing anyone to get away with killing my son," Samantha Flores said.


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