Paterson boy arrested in murder of food delivery man | Paterson Times

Paterson boy arrested in murder of food delivery man


A 17-year-old boy was arrested on Friday and charged with murder for allegedly shooting and killing a food deliveryman, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police charged the juvenile with acts of delinquency which constitute first-degree murder, felony murder, robbery, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon, authorities said.

The boy approached the victims, took out a handgun, and demanded money early Thursday morning.

Rui Zhou, 29, and his wife, Xiaomei Liu, 29, were making the last delivery of the night from their Chinese food restaurant.

Zhou struggled with the robbery suspect and tried to drive away. The suspect fired. Zhou was fatally struck inside his vehicle.

Police responded to the area of 404 East 34th Street at around 12:42 a.m. Zhou was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of the white Toyota Highlander. His wife was in the passenger’s seat uninjured.

Zhou was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead at 1:09 a.m.

The homicide was Paterson’s 4th in 2018.

The boy is scheduled to appear in family court on Tuesday, authorities said.

  • Tony Clifton

    "Boy will get a slap on the wrist" and the beat goes on….

  • Tony Clifton

    That remains to be seen …the fact that the case has been sent to family court and they are not releasing his name is not a good sign as far as I am concerned.

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    fry him like a fish at the chinese place..or send him to China for trial..

  • go_fk_yourself

    i wish i can bet a million dollars this guy is black or hispanic but mostly likely black because id be makin a million overnight

    • openmindedinnj

      I guess the same way I know when there's a school shooting or mass killing it's a white person. Guess we'd be two millionaires.

      • go_fk_yourself

        you dumb little fuck…get the fuck out here wastin my time with your bullshit sschool shooting when yall fuckin make the news multiple times a day….fuckin savage mother fucker you got nothing to say

        • openmindedinnj

          Ha. All you have us insults? Hmmmnnn but no denial? Lol….whites are dying in droves from drug addiction. Ya shooting up schools, molesting lil boys in churches and doing all the mass killings. Insult all you want.. it's the truth and you know it. I'd be mad too if I was an endangered species.

          • go_fk_yourself


  • openmindedinnj

    Ha….MA, NH, ME, CT full of walking white zombies. Paterson is full of white zombies. It tickles me that you are so bothered. I dont need to insult you….you are a breathing insult. Do us all a favor and choke. I'm done…you know the truth. Endangered species like I said. All you have to hold on to is those fake facts. Next your going to say there are more blacks on welfare or in jail. NOT!