A city man was arrested on Friday night for his alleged role in a homicide on Summer Street in August, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Ramon “Lavar” Belfield was arrested in the area of 246 Market Street at around 8:02 p.m., authorities said. He has been charged with first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and certain persons not to possess firearms.
Belfield allegedly shot and killed 28-year-old Kevin Lewis outside 271 Summer Street on August 4, 2019. Authorities said both men had been involved in an ongoing dispute. While hanging out with a larger group an argument erupted.
Belfield allegedly took out a handgun and opened fire on Lewis, authorities said. Police found Lewis lying in the street with multiple gunshot wounds at around 10:20 p.m. He was taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center and immediately rushed into surgery. At 5:15 a.m., Lewis was pronounced dead from his injuries, authorities said.
Prosecutors will file a motion for pretrial detention, authorities said.