According to officials, the murder occurred around 9:00 p.m. The Paterson Police Department got several reports of gunshots being fired in the area of Ellison Street in Paterson, NJ.
When police officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.
The victim was transported to nearby St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where doctors attempted to save him. A few hours later, doctors pronounced the victim dead.
Now Paterson NJ authorities have said that the victim was a 64-year-old man who owned a store in Paterson, New Jersey.
The Paterson Police Department’s major crimes division and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office are conducting a joint investigation into the shooting.
If investigators can eventually identify and locate a suspect, criminal charges for first degree murder would probably follow. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is considered the most serious criminal offense in the NJ Criminal Code. A conviction on first degree murder charges could result in life imprisonment, with a minimum mandatory sentence of 30 years behind bars.
Any members of the public who have information about the homicide should reach out to Paterson investigators at 973-321-1120 or 973-523-TIPS.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Store Owner, 64, Fatally Shot in Paterson, Police Say.”