A gas station robbery in Paterson NJ turned deadly when the alleged robber shot and killed a man.
19-year-old Taheem E. Singletary was arrested and charged with murder after a CITGO gas station near the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Madison Avenue was robbed.
After the shooting, a Paterson police officer responded to the scene. The officer chased Mr. Singletary to a fenced-in area of a nearby church, where he was arrested.
Authorities indicated that police officers recovered a weapon at the scene of the crime.
According to the Paterson NJ police department, 27-year-old Clifton resident Nasir Hassain was shot in the torso during the robbery. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where he later died.
Police said that two other people were shot during the robbery. One victim was shot in the thigh, while another victim was shot in the neck and remains in critical condition.
Mr. Singletary has also been charged with robbery and weapons offenses.
In NJ, murder is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3. Murder is considered a crime of the first degree, which ordinarily subjects an offender to a term of imprisonment of between 10 and 20 years in NJ State Prison. However, because of the heinous nature of murder, a person found guilty of murder may be sentenced to a term of incarceration ranging from 30 years to life in state prison.
For more information, access the NJ.com article entitled “19-Year-Old Charged in Paterson Shooting That Left One Man Dead, Two Others Wounded.”