Last week, a robbery and murder occurred at a CITGO gas station in Paterson, New Jersey.
27-year-old Abdul Nasir Hussain of Clifton NJ was shot in the abdomen during the robbery. He later died at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hussain’s brother, 24-year-old Abdul Waqas Hussain, also died as a result of the shooting. A third victim, who was shot in the thigh, was released from the hospital after receiving treatment.
The Hussain family has had proprietorship of the CITGO gas station, located at the intersection of Broadway and Madison avenues in Paterson, for approximately 10 years.
Police apprehended 19-year-old Paterson resident Taheem E. Singletary while he was attempting to flee the crime scene. According to police, officers found a weapon on Mr. Singletary. Tests are being conducted to determine whether the weapon was used during the robbery.
Mr. Singletary has been charged with murder, robbery, and weapons possession.
Two (2) more alleged perpetrators have been arrested in connection to the robbery: 37-year-old Manley Flemmings and 20-year-old Shaquille Fabor. Mr. Flemmings and Mr. Fabor are facing a number of charges, including murder and robbery. Further, the pair has been accused of committing several other robberies at another Paterson NJ gas station in September.
Murder, also known as homicide, is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3. In New Jersey, murder is considered a crime of the first degree. Ordinarily, first degree crimes are punishable by a term of imprisonment of between 10 and 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. However, because of the heinous nature of murder crimes, those found guilty of murder charges in New Jersey can be sentenced to a term of incarceration ranging from 30 years to life in state prison. This means that if any of the suspects is found guilty of first degree murder, they will be required to spend a minimum of 30 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole.
All three (3) suspects are currently being held at the Passaic County Jail.
For more information about this case, read the NorthJersey.com article entitled “Brother of First Victim Dies in Paterson Gas Station Shooting; Two More Arrested.”