Paterson NJ police recently arrested a man who allegedly committed an armed robbery at a local business.
According to Paterson officials, the 25-year-old suspect was among a group of three men who robbed a store located on 12th Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey.
The suspects reportedly entered the store and demanded that an employee hand over cash. At one point during the robbery, one of the suspects allegedly took out a handgun and shot the store worker. Afterwards, the suspects reportedly grabbed an undisclosed amount of money and ran out of the store.
The victim, a 28-year-old man from Orange NJ, sustained a gunshot wound to his foot. He was taken to a hospital and treated for his injuries.
Meanwhile, detectives with the Paterson Police Department s Ceasefire Unit conducted an investigation and eventually identified the suspect as one of the robbers. He was later located in the area of 12th Avenue and East 22nd Street in Paterson, NJ and placed under arrest.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious charge of attempted murder, he would face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:5-4, a person convicted of attempted murder or conspiracy to commit murder is subject to a sentence of 10-30 years in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Paterson Man Arrested in Robbery, Shooting, Police Say.”