The man killed in a shooting at the First Avenue Gas Station early Monday evening has been identified as 57-year-old Ruskin Magamedov of Fair Lawn, authorities said.
Police said Magamedov was shot at around 6 p.m. at the gas station on 1st Avenue and Route 20 in Paterson. He was rushed by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Magamedov is Paterson’s second homicide in 2017. Witnesses reported seeing a man with a gasoline canister and a rifle fleeing the gas station after police from Hawthorne and Paterson responded to report of a shooting in the area.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-877-370-PCPO or [email protected] Or the Paterson Police Department Detective Bureau at (973) 321-1120.