A city man has been apprehended and charged with two counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting two men on Union Avenue.
Ervin Torre, 28-year-old, was arrested on Wednesday, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Authorities said Torre has been charged with first-degree attempted murder, two counts; second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun; possession of a handgun for unlawful purpose; and third-degree certain person not to have a firearm.
Detectives identified Torre as the shooter in the July 29, 2018 incident. Police responded to the area of Redwood Avenue and Union Avenue on report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located two men, 31 and 28, suffering from non-fatal gunshot wounds at the corner of Union Avenue and Jasper Street.
The men were rushed to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Torre faces a maximum of 40 years in state prison on the two attempted murder charges, authorities said.
Torre is scheduled to appear before a judge at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. Prosecutors will file a motion for pretrial detention.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact authorities at 1-877-370-PCPO or [email protected] or call the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.