Paterson police are investigating a burglary that reportedly ended with one person being shot and another person being violently assaulted.
The crime happened at a residence on the 400 block of 10th Avenue in Paterson, NJ. According to law enforcement, someone gained access to the residence while the homeowner was away.
At some point during the alleged burglary, the homeowner came home. Another person also entered the house to find the burglar inside.
The Paterson Police Department received a 911 emergency call about the burglary and dispatched officers to the scene. When police got to the area, they found the two victims.
The woman, a 46-year-old Paterson NJ resident, received medical treatment for her injuries at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. The man, a 37-year-old Elizabeth resident, also received medical treatment at the Paterson hospital.
The Paterson Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office are actively investigating the criminal incident. If detectives can eventually identify and apprehend the culprit, that person could be charged with aggravated assault, burglary, and weapons offenses.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “2 People Found Shot After Police Respond to Burglary Report.”