According to Paterson officials, the shooting went down around 7:00 p.m. near the intersection of North 3rd Street and Jefferson Street in Paterson, NJ. Paterson police were alerted to the shooting by the Paterson ShotSpotter gunfire detection system.
When Paterson NJ police officers arrived at the scene, they came across a 28-year-old male who had sustained several gunshot wounds to the neck. Emergency medical responders rushed the victim to St. Joseph s Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and later listed in stable condition.
The Paterson Police Department opened an investigation into the shooting. Paterson detectives eventually identified the suspect as the likely shooter. After a warrant was issued for the suspect s arrest, he went to Paterson police headquarters and turned himself in.
The suspect, a 27-year-old male who lives in Paterson, NJ, has been charged with attempted murder and multiple weapons offenses, including illegal possession of a handgun and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
If the suspect is convicted of first degree attempted murder, he could potentially be sentenced to life imprisonment in NJ State Prison.
Shortly after being arrested and processed, the suspect was moved to the Passaic County Jail in Paterson, New Jersey. It was not immediately clear what his bail amount had been set at.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Paterson Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge after Shooting, Cops Say.”