A Paterson NJ man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting another man during an altercation.
In early October, a fight broke out just outside the Paradise Lounge on the 1000-block of Main Street in Paterson, New Jersey. According to police, 23-year-old Benjamin Jackson was involved in an ongoing dispute with the 33-year-old victim. When the victim attempted to leave the area, Mr. Jackson allegedly pulled out a gun and shot him.
According to police, the victim was shot near the intersection of Main Street and Goshen Street. After being shot, the wounded victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center for treatment.
Police said that they recovered a handgun at the scene. Police believe that the handgun was used in the shooting.
If Mr. Jackson is convicted of attempted murder, he could face up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. Additionally, because the No Early Release Act (NERA) applies to attempted murder convictions, Mr. Jackson would be required to serve a minimum of 85 percent of any sentence before gaining parole eligibility.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Paterson Man Charged with Shooting 33-Year-Old in Buttocks.”