17-year-old apprehended in 23rd Avenue shooting | Paterson Times

17-year-old apprehended in 23rd Avenue shooting


A city teen is in police custody over an October 22 shooting incident that took place in the intersection of 23rd Avenue and East 22nd Street, according to the Paterson Police Department.

The suspect, 17-year-old, was brought into police custody on Thursday afternoon, police said. “The juvenile was taken into custody without incident by detectives Alba and Brito on Thursday afternoon on Haledon Avenue,” said Patrick Murray, head of the Ceasefire Unit.

Detectives Francisco Brito and Aramis Alba investigated the shooting identifying the suspect.

Police said the teenager was charged with attempted murder, robbery, and weapon possession. “He is currently being detained at the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center pending court proceedings,” Murray said.

The 17-year-old wounded a 25-year-old city man when he stepped out of a parked vehicle at the corner of 23rd Avenue and East 22nd Street, police said. The teen and another suspect approached the victim at around 9:35 p.m. on October 22 as he was getting out of his parked car.

Both suspects demanded the victim hand over his possession at which point the victim was shot in the shoulder, Murray said. The victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Police are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives Alba or Brito of the Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.