Paterson NJ Man Charged with Attempted Murder for Shooting on City Street

Paterson NJ Criminal Defense AttorneysA 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 article, “Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Paterson Shooting, Report Says.”