Paterson NJ police recently arrested a man accused of murdering someone on a city street.
The stabbing incident occurred a short time before 11:00 a.m. on Paterson Street in Paterson, New Jersey. Someone noticed the victim lying on the pavement near an abandoned home and immediately contacted local law enforcement.
Cops and emergency responders rushed to the scene and found the victim suffering from stab wounds. Tragically, the victim was pronounced dead shortly after emergency crews got to the scene. He was 50 years of age when he died.
The Paterson Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office conducted a joint investigation into the homicide and quickly identified the suspect. Police officers later arrested the suspect in Paterson, New Jersey.
The suspect is a 28-year-old resident of Hightstown in Mercer County, NJ. He has been charged with multiple crimes, including first degree murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
If the suspect is convicted of murder, he would face significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is unique first degree felony that carries a potential penalty of life imprisonment.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Mercer County Man Charged with Murder in Paterson Stabbing Death.”