Paterson NJ police officers recently shot a local man accused of opening fire at cops who went to an apartment for a domestic violence call.
The Paterson Police Department got a report of a domestic violence incident around 1:00 p.m. and dispatched officers to an apartment located on Martin Street in Paterson, New Jersey. Five Paterson police officers arrived at the scene and found the suspect barricaded inside an apartment. The suspect was allegedly brandishing a handgun.
When police entered the apartment, the suspect allegedly used the firearm to shoot at the cops. One of the cops returned fire and struck the suspect, who later needed medical treatment at a Paterson NJ hospital. The suspect was expected to survive his shooting-related injuries. Additionally, no police officers were injured in the shooting incident.
The suspect is a 37-year-old man who resides in Paterson, New Jersey. He faces multiple criminal charges, including attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Shooting Response Team is currently looking into the shooting. Detectives allegedly found, and seized, the handgun that was used by the suspect.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Shot by Paterson Police Fired at Officers, Authorities Say.”