Paterson New Jersey police recently apprehended a man accused of committing an armed robbery at a local business.
According to Paterson law enforcement, the 25-year-old suspect was one of of three men who robbed a store on 12th Avenue in Paterson, NJ.
The suspects reportedly walked into the store, approached a store worker, and demanded that he hand over cash. At one point during the theft incident, one of the suspects allegedly brandished a handgun and shot the store employee. Afterwards, the suspects allegedly grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the store.
The victim, a 28-year-old Orange NJ man, suffered a gunshot wound to his foot. He was transported to a hospital, where doctors treated him for his injuries.
Meanwhile, detectives with the Paterson Police Department’s Ceasefire Unit investigated the incident. They were soon able to identify the suspect as one of the robbers. He was later found walking near 12th Avenue and East 22nd Street in Paterson, where police arrested him.
The suspect, who lives in Paterson, New Jersey, faces several criminal charges, including attempted murder, armed robbery, and weapons offenses.
If the suspect is eventually convicted of attempted murder, he would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:5-4, anyone convicted of attempted murder or conspiracy to commit murder can potentially be sentenced to 10-30 years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Paterson Man Arrested in Robbery, Shooting, Police Say.”