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Bergenfield street brawl with broken beer bottles & kitchen knife leads to stabbing of Englewood man

Kenny Francisco of Bergenfield, New JerseyBERGENFIELD, N.J. - Three local men were arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 20-year-old Englewood man outside of 76 West Church Street in Bergenfield.

Those arrested are Kenny Francisco, 20, of Bergenfield; Ahman Ullah, Jr., 19, Bergenfield; and Andrew Rosario, 18, also of Bergenfield.

An investigation by the Bergenfield Police Department reportedly revealed that at 2:03 a.m. Saturday morning, Bergenfield Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting the stabbing. The victim had several stab wounds to his chest and abdomen, and was taken by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center.

Once there, the victim underwent life saving surgery, as the stab wounds had punctured his heart and liver. He remains in critical but stable condition at HUMC.

Through numerous interviews conducted throughout the morning, detectives learned that a small gathering had occurred earlier in the night at 115 West Church Street in Bergenfield, where two of the suspects reside. During this gathering, the three suspects accused a female guest of stealing money (less than $200.00) from the house. During the confrontation at the house, one of the females was allegedly threatened with a knife by Ahman Ullah, Jr.

After leaving the house, the female contacted some male friends and told them about the incident. Several males, including the victim, eventually arrived in the area and an argument began in front of the house.

According to authorities, Ullah and Andrew Rosario both armed themselves with broken beer bottles, while Kenny Francisco had taken a large kitchen knife from inside the residence. Francisco and the victim reportedly got into a physical altercation, during which Francisco stabbed the victim several times.

The three suspects then allegedly fled the area. Police say that, in an effort to conceal his involvement in the stabbing, Francisco discarded some of his bloodied clothing into a garbage can several blocks away.

All three suspects were taken into custody at various times throughout the morning without incident.

The bloodied clothing, as well as the knife allegedly used in the attack, have been recovered.

In addition, a search of Ullah's vehicle reportedly resulted in the recovery of less than one-half ounce of marijuana.

Kenny Francisco has been charged with Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Tampering with Evidence. Bail has been set at $500,000.00 with no ten percent option, and he has been remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending first appearance on Monday, March 29 at 1:30 p.m., in Bergen County Superior Court.

Ahman Ullah, Jr., has been charged with two counts each of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Terroristic Threats, as well as Possession of Marijuana. Bail has been set at $10,000.00, with no ten percent option. He has been remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Bergenfield Municipal Court on Wednesday, March 31 at 4:00 p.m.

Andrew Rosario has been charged with one count of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and released on a summons pending his first appearance in Bergenfield Municipal Court, also on Wednesday, March 31 at 4:00 p.m.

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Pictured left to right: Kenny Francisco, Ahman Ullah, Jr., Andrew Rosario

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