New York law enforcement recently arrested a second suspect in the shooting a young boy in Paterson, NJ.
The violent incident went down on February 29, 2016 outside a home located on Rosa Parks Boulevard in Paterson, New Jersey. The suspects allegedly used handguns to fire gunshots during a possible gang-related shooting, with at least one of the bullets going through a window at the residence and hitting the seven-year-old victim in his shoulder.
The young victim, who was at home with his grandmother at the time of the shooting, managed to grab the phone and dial 911 to notify the Paterson Police Department. Paterson police officers and emergency crews rushed the scene and subsequently took the boy to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment.
Paterson NJ detectives investigated the violent incident and determined that the boy was not the intended target of the shooting.
Two months after the shooting, police officers apprehended a suspect in the case. That man, Justin Pope, is reportedly a rapper from Paterson, New Jersey. He faces very serious criminal charges for attempted murder.
Now police officers have arrested a second suspect in connection with the shooting of the young victim. The second suspect was captured by NYPD officers after he allegedly shoplifted from a New York City store.
The second shooting suspect, a 28-year-old Paterson NJ man, faces criminal charges for aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful possession of a weapon. The second suspect has not yet been charged with attempted murder.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “North Jersey Man Wanted in Shooting of 7-Year-Old Captured in NYC.”