Paterson New Jersey Assault LawyersPaterson New Jersey police are looking into the shooting of a local resident as he walked along a city street.

According to Paterson NJ law enforcement, several police officers were sent to East 18th Street after police received a report of gunshots in the area. The report was generated by the Paterson ShotSpotter gunfire detection system, which went off shortly after midnight.

When police officers arrived at the scene of the shooting, they came across the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

The 35-year-old victim, who lives in Paterson, NJ, was rushed to St. Joseph’s Medical Center, where doctors treated him for an injury to the lower leg. Hospital officials later said that the suspect was in stable condition.

The victim spoke with police and said that he was shot as he walked on East 18th Street in Paterson, New Jersey. He heard multiple gunshots and then realized that he had been shot.

Paterson police are actively investigating the shooting incident. Investigators have yet to identify a suspect in the case.

If law enforcement can eventually identify and locate the culprit, that person would probably be charged with aggravated assault. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), anyone who uses a deadly weapon, like a handgun or a knife, to cause serious bodily injury to another person can be charged with a third degree criminal offense. A conviction for third degree aggravated assault could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.

For further information about this case, access the article, “35-Year-Old Man Wounded in Paterson Shooting.”