According to law enforcement, the 30-year-old victim was walking on East 24th Street in Paterson New Jersey when someone used a handgun to shoot him several times. As a result of the shooting, the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
The Paterson Police Department sent officers to the scene after getting an alert from ShotSpotter, a gunfire detection system that is used by Paterson police. When police officers arrived in the area, they discovered the victim lying on the pavement.
The victim, who hails from Paterson, New Jersey, was suffering from gunshot injuries. So emergency medical responders transported him to a local hospital, where he received medical treatment for his gunshot wounds. Hospital officials later listed the victim in critical condition.
Although Paterson NJ detectives are actively investigating the shooting incident, they have not yet identified a suspect.
If Paterson police can eventually figure out the identity of the shooter, that person would probably face criminal charges for aggravated assault. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), a person who uses a deadly weapon such as a handgun or a knife to commit an assault can be charged with a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree aggravated assault could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Man Critically Injured in Paterson Shooting, Police Say.”