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Paterson man guilty of attempted murder for running up to a crowd and firing

By Jonathan Greene
Published: June 20, 2018

Luis-Rivera

A Passaic County jury convicted a city man of five counts of first-degree attempted murder on Wednesday following a day of deliberation.

Luis Rivera, 29-year-old, was also found guilty of second-degree unlawful firearm possession, five counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, and five counts of first-degree aggravated assault for pointing a firearm.

Rivera faces a maximum of 100 years in prison for the attempted murder counts alone, authorities said. His charges originate from a July, 21, 2017 shooting outside of 481 Summer Street.

At the trial which started on June 13, 2018, prosecutors presented evidence that showed Rivera ran up to a crowd that had gathered outside of the home at around 10 p.m. and began firing a handgun.

One victim was shot three times. Police identified the suspect using surveillance footage captured by a private camera system.

Rivera was arrested on August 28, 2017. Rivera is expected to be sentenced on August 3, 2018 by judge Adam E. Jacobs.


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