The shooting occurred sometime before 2:00 a.m. According to law enforcement, the suspect brandished a handgun and shot the female victim while she walked near Haledon Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey.
Sometime later, the victim checked herself into St. Joseph s Regional Medical Center. She had sustained a gunshot wound to the leg.
The Paterson Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor s Office worked together on an investigation into the shooting and determined that the suspect was the shooter. A warrant was then issued for his arrest.
The suspect, a 28-year-old man who lives in Paterson, eventually turned himself in and surrendered to New Jersey state parole officials. He was subsequently handed over to the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit.
If the suspect is convicted on the aggravated assault charges, he would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), anyone who knowing causes bodily injury while using a deadly weapon such as a gun or a knife can be charged with a second degree felony. A conviction for second degree aggravated assault could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to a Paterson jail. He was being held at the jail pending a bail hearing.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Suspect in Paterson Shooting Arrested.”