Paterson New Jersey Shooting SuspectPassaic County law enforcement recently apprehended a Paterson New Jersey man accused of committing a non-fatal shooting on a city street.

Police officers made the arrest around 3:20 a.m. in Paterson, NJ. Two Passaic County Sheriff’s officers were reportedly on patrol near Oxford Street and North 9th Street when they stopped a car for an alleged traffic violation.

When the Passaic County police officers moved toward the vehicle, they saw that the car’s exterior had bullet holes and other gunfire-related damage.

Police peered inside the car and noticed that a passenger was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The 25-year-old Paterson NJ man was rushed to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where doctors treated him for his injuries.

Passaic County NJ police talked to the victim and soon identified the suspect, also a 25-year-old Paterson man, as the person responsible for the shooting.

The suspect allegedly used a handgun to shoot the victim while he was walking along Lawrence Street in Paterson, NJ.

Passaic County officers later found the suspect walking in the area of Montgomery Park, which is nearby the spot of the alleged shooting incident.

When police searched the suspect, they allegedly discovered a large .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol that had been defaced.

The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters for processing. He has been charged with multiple crimes, including attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapons offenses.

For further information about this case, read the article, “Man Charged with Attempted Murder after Paterson Shooting.”