North Carolina police recently captured a Paterson New Jersey man who was wanted on murder charges out of Passaic County.
The suspect, a 19-year-old man from Paterson NJ, has been accused of fatally shooting someone walking along Hamilton Avenue in September 2016.
After the shooting, the victim was transported via ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. Tragically, doctors could not save the victim; he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the hospital. The victim was just 21 years of age at the time of his death.
Since the homicide, law enforcement has been searching for the suspect. The suspect was eventually located at Courtyards Apartments in Wilmington, North Carolina and placed under arrest.
While the suspect awaits extradition back to Passaic County, NJ, he is being held at the New Hanover County Jail in NC.
If the suspect is convicted on the first degree murder charges, he would be subject to severe penalties. The New Jersey Criminal Code imposes a maximum punishment of life imprisonment for murder, with a minimum penalty of 30 years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “N.J. Fugitive Sought in Fatal Shooting Reportedly Caught in N.C.”