Employee shot trying to stop gas station robbery, according to Police

Breaking news in Paterson an employee at a Power Gas station was shot when he tried to stop a robbery at the service station late Tuesday, city police said.

The two masked men demanded money at the food market area of the 21st Avenue station, but the 44-year-old worker, whom is a Haledon resident, intervened, according to Detective Lt. Patrick Murray, head of the city s Ceasefire Unit. One of the robbers shot him on the forearm around 11:20 p.m.

Murray said the assailants fled while the wounded employee went to St. Joseph s Regional Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.
Anyone with information was asked to call Detective Rolando Polio or Detective Francisco Brito of the Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.

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