25-year-old Paterson man killed in 12th Avenue shooting | Paterson Times

25-year-old Paterson man killed in 12th Avenue shooting


A city man was killed in a shooting on 12th Avenue early Tuesday morning, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Shakeem Ricks, 25-year-old, arrived at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center seeking treatment for gunshot wounds. Police had responded to the area of 207 12th Avenue on report of a shooting at around 1:33 a.m. but could not located a victim.

Police located a crime and were told the victim had arrived at the hospital. Ricks sustained multiple gunshot wounds and succumbed to his injuries, authorities said. He was pronounced dead short time after arriving at the hospital.

Ricks is Paterson’s second homicide in 2020.

Authorities continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.

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