UPDATE: A Fort Lee driver has been charged with homicide and driving in the death of a Fair Lawn man outside the Satin Dolls nightclub on Route 17 in Lodi.
Bryan Wood, 35, was drunk when his 2020 BMW M8 struck Marko Guberovic, 38, shortly after 3:30 a.m. on May 22, Bergen County District Attorney Mark Musella said.
Five men from Ridgefield Park – including two brothers – left the victim in the southbound expressway after beating him in an argument outside the club made famous as “Bada Bing.” “On the legendary” The Sopranos “television show, the prosecutor said. .
Guberovic was then struck and dragged nearly 600 feet by Wood’s luxury coupe, he said.
He was pronounced dead in what responders described as a horrific scene.
Nicknamed “Polo,” Guberovic had worked as a real estate agent for Keller Williams. He also sold sneakers and had a particular fondness for basketball shoes, especially Nike, which he posted pictures of as #iloveswoosh to 63,700 Instagram followers.
Homicide detectives at Musella’s office, assisted by members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Criminal Identification Office, quickly identified the beatings suspects through surveillance video and interviews with witnesses.
Meanwhile, the blood taken from Wood was sent to a New Jersey State Police lab for analysis.
SEE: Prosecutor says man punched, killed outside Lodi strip club beaten up, left in driver’s way
Kevin Agudelo, Christian Reyes and Julio Pena were arrested at Ridgefield Park. Brothers Adrian Hoti and Fero Hoti were later captured in West Hempstead, Long Island, Musella said.
All were charged with aggravated manslaughter showing “extreme indifference to human life” and endangering an injured victim, he said.
Laboratory test results recently returned showing Wood “was intoxicated when his vehicle hit the victim,” the prosecutor said on Friday.
Wood has remained free pending legal action for a single third-degree automobile charge death, he said.
Guberovic’s violent and senseless death shocked and saddened many – among them, a young niece whom friends called “the absolute light of her life”.
SEE: Beautiful Lawn Man’s senseless death outside satin dolls devastates friends and loved ones
“Life is super short and unpredictable,” real estate agent Josh Fiallo said. wrote on Facebook. “You better start touching the base of your loved ones or those you hold close to. Family, mates, friends, etc. have a rest.”
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