Paterson NJ police are looking for two (2) suspects after a robbery victim in Paterson NJ yelled for help and was shot.
Paterson police received a report of a man with a gunshot wound. Officers were dispatched to the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where the man told officers that he had been shot in an attempted robbery.
The victim told police that he was walking in the area of Godwin Avenue near Rosa Parks Boulevard in Paterson NJ when he was approached by two (2) men. According to the victim, one (1) of the men had a gun.
The two (2) suspects allegedly demanded money and personal belongings from the victim. When the victim began yelling for help, he was apparently shot by one (1) of the suspects.
Aggravated assault in New Jersey is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1. As set forth by the statute, aggravated assault is a second degree felony if the actor attempts to cause bodily injury to another person while using a deadly weapon. If the two (2) suspects are apprehended and convicted of second degree aggravated assault, they could each be sentenced to as many as ten (10) years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Paterson Robbery Victim Yells for Help, Shot on Street, Police Say.”