An Englewood NJ man was shot in the back during a robbery in Paterson, New Jersey.
According to authorities, the 46-year-old victim was a deliveryman. Late last month, the victim was unloading unspecified equipment on 16th Street in Paterson when two (2) men approached him. The men allegedly told the victim that they were robbing him.
During the robbery, a struggle ensued. Sometime during the struggle, the victim was reportedly shot in the back.
The victim was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment. According to the Paterson Press, the victim was in serious but stable condition.
According to police, no arrests have been made as of yet.
In New Jersey, armed robbery is governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. According to the statute, robbery is a first degree criminal offense if the actors use a deadly weapon during the robbery. In this case, if the suspects are apprehended and later convicted of first degree armed robbery, they could each be sentenced to as many as 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information, access the NJ.com article entitled “Englewood Man Shot in Back During Paterson Robbery.”