Paterson New Jersey police apprehended a second suspect in a shooting on a city street in early February.
According to Paterson authorities, the 26-year-old Passaic man was involved in a shooting that left a 28-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the leg.
After being shot, the victim took herself to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson NJ, where doctors treated her for her injury. She later talked to police and said that she was shot while walking along the intersection of Haledon Avenue and North 7th Street in Paterson, New Jersey.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Paterson Police Department worked together on the investigation into the shooting. Investigators quickly identified, and arrested, the alleged shooter, who turned himself over to New Jersey state parole officials just a few days after the violent incident. The main shooting suspect is a 28-year-old male from Paterson, NJ.
After the suspect surrendered to law enforcement, he was charged with a number of criminal offenses, including aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and a certain persons offense for being a convicted felon unlawfully in possession of a handgun.
Now the other suspect in the case has been apprehended and charged as well. Passaic police officers were conducting a routine traffic stop when they realized that the suspect was wanted by Paterson detectives.
The second suspect was placed under arrested and charged with several crimes, including unlawful possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “2nd Suspect in February Shooting in Paterson Arrested, Cops Say.”