A Paterson New Jersey man who was already facing very serious criminal charges has now been charged with attempted murder after police connected him to a non-fatal shooting.
According to law enforcement, the suspect committed an armed robbery on October 8, 2016. The suspect allegedly approached a man who was walking near the intersection of Sparrow Street and Highland Street and held him up at gunpoint. During the robbery, the suspect allegedly used a handgun to fire at least one gunshot at the victim. The suspect then reportedly fled the scene on foot.
Paterson NJ police dispatched police officers to the scene after receiving a report of gunshots fired. Police found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his hip and rushed him to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
Meanwhile, the Paterson Police Department Ceasefire Unit and the Passaic County Prosecutor s Office conducted a joint investigation into the shooting and eventually identified the suspect as the likely culprit.
It was not difficult for authorities to locate the suspect: he was already being held at the Passaic County Jail on unrelated criminal charges.
The 21-year-old suspect, who is from Paterson NJ, now faces additional criminal charges for attempted murder, armed robbery, and various weapons offenses.
The suspect s bail amount was increased to a total of $250,000.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Paterson Shooting, Report Says.”