After a recent near-fatal shooting in Paterson, New Jersey, three men have been arrested and charged with attempted murder as well as weapons offenses.
On Saturday, December 21st at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Godwin Street in Paterson, a 19-year-old was shot multiple times. The victim sustained gunshots to the head and to the back and is currently hospitalized in critical condition. Authorities have not disclosed the victim’s identity.
Following an investigation, three suspects were identified, each of whom are Paterson residents. The alleged offenders were arrested on Monday, December 23rd. First, police arrested 19-year-old Karan Abrams at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Governor Street in Paterson. Later that day, officials from the warrant squad of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office apprehended 20-year-old Mark A. Edwards and 18-year-old Keshawn Frazier in a vehicle located near the Passaic County Jail.
Authorities believe that two guns were used during the commission of the crime but have yet to discover the weapons. In addition, they have yet to determine which of the suspects was responsible for firing the guns, nor have they identified the motive for the shooting.
The three men arrested are now facing a term of incarceration of up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison if they are convicted of the attempted murder charges against them. Further, the No Early Release Act requires those convicted of attempted murder to serve at least 85 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for parole.
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