A Paterson NJ man who was already facing felony charges now faces attempted murder charges after police tied him to a recent shooting.
According to authorities, the suspect tried to kill someone while committing an armed robbery on October 8, 2016. The suspect allegedly approached the victim as he walked in the area of the intersection of Sparrow Street and Highland Street and robbed him. During the armed robbery, the suspect reportedly brandished a handgun and fired a gunshot at the victim. The suspect then allegedly ran from the scene.
The Paterson Police Department got a report of gunshots being fired and sent cops to the scene. When Paterson NJ police officers arrived in the area, they found the victim lying on the pavement and suffering from a serious gunshot wound to the hip. The victim was subsequently taken to a nearby hospital and treated for his injuries.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Paterson Police Department Ceasefire Unit worked together on an investigation into the shooting and soon identified the suspect as the probable shooter.
Authorities then found the suspect in police custody at the Passaic County Jail. He was being held at the correctional facility on unrelated criminal charges.
The 21-year-old suspect, who resides in Paterson, has now been charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, and multiple weapons offenses.
As a result of the additional criminal charges, a superior court judge increased the suspect’s bail amount to $250,000.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Paterson Shooting, Report Says.”