The violent incident happened a short time before 4:00 a.m. on August 31, 2014. The three suspects, a 21-year-old male and two 22-year-old males, reportedly fired numerous gunshots at a gold Taurus station wagon driving on North 6th Street in Paterson, NJ.
The gunshots struck two people, one of whom died as a result of his shooting-related injuries. Prosecutors said that neither victim was an intended target of the suspects.
The suspects were eventually apprehended and charged with numerous crimes. Following an indictment, the case went to trial in Passaic County Superior Court in Hackensack, NJ.
Now the trial has ended, with the jury issuing guilty verdicts on a number of charges, including aggravated manslaughter, aggravated assault, and unlawful possession of a weapon. However, the jury found the suspects not guilty on the first degree murder charges.
While the suspects wait for sentencing, they will remain at the Passaic County Jail.
One of the suspects could face another trial because he has been charged with another murder in Paterson, NJ.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Trio Avoids Murder Convictions in Shooting Death of Paterson Bystander.”