Woodland Park man charged with weapons offenses in Paterson shooting | Paterson Times

Woodland Park man charged with weapons offenses in Paterson shooting


A man from Woodland Park has been arrested and charged with weapons offenses for his alleged role in a Paterson shooting, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Marcus Cortes, 19-year-old, was arrested on Monday. He is charged with second-degree possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a handgun.

Authorities allege Cortes was identified as the shooter in the incident that took place outside of 53 Pennington Street on October 2, 2018 at around 5:55 p.m.

Cortes could face 10 to 20 years in state prison if found guilty. He is scheduled to appear before a judge on Friday.

Prosecutors will file a motion for pretrial detention.

  • John

    He should be sentenced to minimum 25 years and then deported back to D.R. Even if he became a citizen, deport him.

    • Abby

      What a racist and ignorant statement.

      • John

        Hamid you r the ignorant, if u dont like it then go back to your shit hole country

        • Abby

          This man is US citizen by birth, as am I, and you’re saying “go back to your shit hole country”. These ignorant assumptions and comments make it evident that you John, are a racist piece of shit. Maybe your ancestors should have stayed in their “shit hole country”, then you wouldn’t be here spreading your racism today.

          • John

            Abby- I am sure u are on the list of shit hole countries where u or your parents invaded from. Hopefully less of your kind will be allowed into this country. You will never know what a true American is. And by the way this has nothing to do with race, this has to do with your culture. U wont get it.

          • Abby

            Actually my country has been part of America since the 1800’s and we were the ones invaded, but that’s beside the point. What YOU don’t get is that by going around on these posts (because spreading your bullshit toxcisity seems to be a hobby of yours) talking about the deportation of US citizens and even trying to talk about “true Americans” as if the vast majority of Americans didn’t come from immigrants is so ignorant and embarrassing to yourself. Just stop. You are superior to no one and clearly have issues.