A Paterson New Jersey man wanted as a murder suspect was recently captured by federal law enforcement in South Carolina.
The suspect allegedly committed thee homicide just before midnight on September 30, 2016. According to authorities, the suspect used a handgun to shoot a local man walking along 12th Avenue in Paterson’s Fourth Ward.
The victim, a 29-year-old Paterson resident, was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center so that doctors could treat him for multiple gunshot wounds. Tragically, doctors were unable to save the victim’s life.
Meanwhile, the suspect allegedly evaded capture by Paterson police and then fled to South Carolina to hide out. Paterson police, Passaic County prosecutors, and US Marshals worked together to conduct an investigation into the fatal shooting and eventually located the suspect in South Carolina. That’s where US Marshals later apprehended the suspect and placed him under arrest.
When announcing the suspect’s arrest, the Paterson NJ police director said that federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies had worked together to locate and capture the suspect.
The suspect is a 26-year-old Paterson man. If he is ultimately convicted on the very serious charges of first degree murder, he would be subject to a punishment of life imprisonment in NJ State Prison. Additionally, the minimum mandatory term of incarceration for a person convicted of murder in New Jersey is 30 years.
For more information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Murder Suspect Captured in South Carolina, Cops Say.”