Authorities made an arrest this week in connection with the that occurred behind a West Orange bar earlier this month.
Nolvin Garcia, 24, or Orange, was arrested Sunday night in Laredo, Texas, by US Border Patrol Agents, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Garcia is wanted in connection with the murder of Jacques Nelson, 32, of Orange.
Nelson, a father of four, was working as a bouncer at Misty’s Restaurant and Bar, at 277 Main St., on Aug. 6. At around 2 a.m. that morning, Nelson was attempting to break up a fight between two patrons in the parking lot behind the bar when Garcia allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Nelson in the chest.
Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Garcia will reportedly be held in Texas pending an extradition to New Jersey, according to the ECPO. Bail for Garcia is set at $750,000.
The ECPO issued a two days after the murder.
The joint investigation was conducted by the Essex County Major Crimes Task Force and the West Orange Police Department.