A Paterson New Jersey man who was shot on a city street last month has died due to his injuries. As a result, the shooting incident is now being classified as a homicide.
According to Paterson law enforcement, the shooting went down around midnight near 349 Park Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey. The victim was walking along East 24th Street, near Park Avenue, when someone shot him multiple times.
Paterson police officers were dispatched to the scene of the shooting, where they came across the victim. The victim, who had sustained several gunshot wounds, was rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
The victim remained in the hospital for more than a month before finally succumbing to his gunshot-related injuries. According to authorities, he died from “complications resulting from his injuries.”
If investigators are able to determine who committed the shooting, the culprit would likely be subject to severe criminal penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3 classifies intentional homicide as a first degree felony. Moreover, while most first degree felonies have a maximum penalty of 20 years in NJ State Prison, first degree murder could result in life imprisonment, with a minimum mandatory term of incarceration of 30 years.
Paterson police are asking that anyone with information about the shooting call the Paterson Police Department’s Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1324.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Cops Ask for Public’s Help to Solve Paterson Slaying.”