A shooting suspect who was running from the city’s police after wounding a teenager on Albion Avenue in March, was arrested Friday afternoon by Pennsylvania State Police, according to the Paterson Police Department.
Kenneth Williams, 23-year-old, city resident, was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police at around 3:15 p.m. on Friday in Scranton City.
Police were investigating a vehicle that was parked at the shoulder of Interstate Route 81 in that state. Inside that vehicle was Williams and a woman driver.
“State Troopers found a female driver in the vehicle, and a male passenger, who had no identification but identified himself as Kenneth Williams,” according to the city’s police. “During their investigation, Troopers discovered that Williams had been entered by Ceasefire Detectives into the National Crime Information system as a wanted felon in connection with a shooting incident which occurred in Paterson on March 10.”
State troopers arrested the fugitive Williams.
On March 10th, 2014, Williams wounded an 18-year-old several times in the city’s relatively safe Totowa section leaving him critical but stable condition. The victim was sitting inside a vehicle on near Totowa and Albion Avenue when Williams approached and began firing, according to police.
Following the shooting incident police released images of the suspect through social media and local news agencies
Williams who has been charged with attempted murder is being held at the Lackawanna County Processing Center awaiting extradition to the city through the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Extradition Unit, according to police.