Paterson man arrested in Elm Street shooting | Paterson Times

Paterson man arrested in Elm Street shooting


A city man has been arrested and charged for his alleged role in a shooting on Elm Street, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Jessi Mercado, 25, has been charged with second-degree aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a handgun, and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, authorities said. He was arrested within a few hours after a shooting left a man hospitalized in the area of 11 Elm Street at around 10:24 p.m. on Friday.

Police located a 24-year-old city man suffering from a non-fatal gunshot wound. He was rushed to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment. An investigation determined Mercado was the individual who allegedly shot the victim, authorities said.

Mercado faces a maximum of 30 years in state prison if convicted on the charges. Prosecutors will file a motion for pretrial detention.

  • HankMorgan

    Believe it or not I’ve always kept you in mind. Was just last year we were roommates. So, I’m sorry to hear this, Jesse. Please be careful and take care of yourself.