City police arrested an 18-year-old and a 21-year-old in connection with the August 16th, 2015 shooting on Auburn Street, said police director Jerry Speziale.
The two city men Nasir King, 18, and Shaihir Dawson, 21, were arrested near Godwin Avenue and Carroll Street by Ceasefire Unit detectives on Monday afternoon, said the director.
Dawson and King have been charged with attempted murder, carjacking, weapon offenses, and hindering apprehension, according to police.
When detectives conducted field interviews the two alleged actors provided false information, said the director.
The investigation was conducted by Ceasefire Unit detective Rolando Polio and Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office detective Michael Boone.
Detectives Francisco Brito, Christopher Ravallese, and Edgar Torres assisted in the shooting investigation that began after the two alleged actors wounded a 19-year-old man in the leg during a robbery attempt at about 9 a.m. on Sunday, August 16th 2015 on Auburn Street between Hamilton and 12th Avenues.
“I am proud of the hard work displayed in this investigation and it’s an honor to work side by side with the finest detectives in the nation,” said Speziale. “Paterson’s Ceasefire detectives are the finest in the nation and their solvability is beyond any expectation.”
The director said Dawson and King are being detained in city police cell block awaiting court appearance and bail hearing.
“These individuals are dangerous felons and will now face the justice system and thanks to the tireless efforts of these detectives are off our streets,” said Speziale. “The message should be clear, if you commit a crime in our city our detectives will tirelessly pursue you until at all costs, arrest and charge you, ultimately removing you from society.”