A city man has been arrested and charged for his alleged role in a shooting on Elm Street, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Jessi Mercado, 25, has been charged with second-degree aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a handgun, and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, authorities said. He was arrested within a few hours after a shooting left a man hospitalized in the area of 11 Elm Street at around 10:24 p.m. on Friday.
Police located a 24-year-old city man suffering from a non-fatal gunshot wound. He was rushed to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment. An investigation determined Mercado was the individual who allegedly shot the victim, authorities said.
Mercado faces a maximum of 30 years in state prison if convicted on the charges. Prosecutors will file a motion for pretrial detention.