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ATLANTIC CITY — A Ventnor man was charged Sunday with fatally stabbing a city woman and injuring a Pennsylvania man over the weekend, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton said Monday.

Jose B. Lopez, 51, of North Oakland Avenue, was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, Ruberton said in a statement.

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A Galloway Township police officer on patrol in the township Sunday morning spotted Lopez driving a vehicle that belonged to the injured man, Ruberton said. The officer radioed for backup units, stopped the vehicle and arrested Lopez without incident, Ruberton said.

Authorities have not yet identified the 54-year-old woman who was stabbed to death in a home on North Harrisburg Avenue.

RELATED: Officials identity Atlantic City man killed Wednesday in shooting. The woman’s next-of-kin was notified, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus.

Lopez was taken to the Atlantic County jail, Ruberton said.

A murder conviction can carry a prison sentence of 30 years to life.

Detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department are continuing the investigation, authorities said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666. Witnesses also may call the Atlantic City Police Department Investigations Division at 609-347-5766.

Anonymous tips may be left at acpo.org/tips.html, and tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimestoppersatlantic.com.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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Twenty years as a staff writer in the features department, specializing in entertainment and the arts at The Press of Atlantic City.

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