Category Archives: Weapons Offenses

Man arrested and charged with Attempted Murder after shooting off-duty police officer

A 36-year old East Orange man was arrested and charged last night after he purportedly shot an off-duty police officer during an altercation at a local convenience store.

Shaahid Forshee was taken into custody in Newark hours after the alleged shooting. The officer, who was allegedly unarmed, was attempting to break up a fight between Forshee and another man. According to the article published by and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the officer “narrowly escaped serious injury when a bullet grazed his head.” He was taken to University Hospital in Newark and is believed to be in stable condition.

Forshee and the other man fled the scene. Following his apprehension, Forshee was charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, and associated weapons offenses. He is currently lodged in the Essex County Correctional Facility.

If convicted of Attempted Murder, a crime of the First Degree, Forshee faces between 10-20 years in NJ State Prison, with a requirement that he serve 85% of any sentence imposed before becoming eligible for parole, as per NERA (No Early Release Act for violent offenses).

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Paterson Police Department seizes loaded handgun from vehicle playing loud music; arrests 2 occupants

Officers from the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of North Main and Jefferson Streets late Friday evening on the report of a group drinking alcohol and playing loud music from a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers allegedly observed an occupied vehicle playing loud music in the street. A group of individuals were gathered… Continue Reading

Paterson man Charged with Several Weapons Offenses after Foot Chase

According to authorities, a suspect was arrested after a foot chase in Paterson. Public safety director, Jerry Speziale reported that 28 year-old Johan Rodriguez was observed standing outside of the Quest Lounge at 54 Washington Avenue. Police sergeant Edgar Taylor got notification that a suspect was at that location carrying a duffel bag that contained… Continue Reading

Paterson Convict Arrested Again with Gun and Drugs

According to authorities, a convicted felon was arrested again in Paterson on November 3, 2020. Police allege that 36 year-old Julio Rivera was adjusting a handgun in his waistband while walking across the street. Police approached the double-parked vehicle that he entered on Jasper & Street and Union Avenue. Police patted him down and recovered… Continue Reading