Dover Man Arrested in Connection with August 29, 2021 Homicide

Published on September 01, 2021

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Dover Police Department Chief Jonathan Delaney announce that Santiago Agudelo, 54, last known address 130 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ, has been charged in connection with a homicide occurring on August 29, 2021.

At approximately 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, August 29, 2021, Dover Police Officers responded to the area of West Blackwell Street and Randolph Avenue in Dover on the report of a male lying on the sidewalk.  On arrival, they located a deceased male.  Following an autopsy, the Morris County Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be a single stab wound and the manner of death to be homicide.  It is alleged that the victim was stabbed by Santiago Agudelo during an argument on the sidewalk of West Blackwell Street.  The victim’s name and identity will not be released at this time, pending notification to next of kin.

Agudelo was taken into custody on August 29 and has been charged with second degree Manslaughter, third degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and third degree Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution.  Agudelo remains lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a pretrial detention hearing.

Numerous law enforcement agencies have participated in this investigation, including members of the Dover Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, the Dover Police Department at 973-366-2200, or Morris County Crime Stoppers at 973-267-2255.  Persons reporting any information may remain anonymous.  Information on how to leave an anonymous call or text message can be found at the Crime Stoppers Program website at

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite the accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Any press inquiries should be directed to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at [email protected]


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