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31-year-old man shot to death in Paterson’s first homicide of 2020

By Jonathan Greene
Published: January 18, 2020

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A city man was found shot to death on Godwin Avenue early Saturday morning, making him Paterson’s first homicide of 2020.

Police found the victim, Jacquese Mills, 31-year-old, with apparent gunshot wounds lying on the sidewalk outside of 59 Godwin Avenue. Police had responded to report of a shooting on Godwin Avenue and Summer Street at around 5:22 a.m.

Mills was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities had erroneously said the incident happened in December 2019, but have since issued an update that the homicide took place on Saturday.

Authorities continue to investigate the homicide, police said. Anyone with information is being asked to call the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.

Updated 10 a.m.


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