Massachusetts man arrested in Paterson shooting-stabbing incident | Paterson Times

Massachusetts man arrested in Paterson shooting-stabbing incident


A Massachusetts man was arrested on Thursday for his alleged role in a shooting-stabbing incident on North 4th Street, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Jefferson Acosta, 20, of Lawrence, Mass., has been charged with attempted murder, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a knife, and possession of a knife for an unlawful purpose.

Acosta and another suspect are accused of stabbing an 18-year-old Paterson man on February 6, 2020 in the area of North 4th Street. Police responded to report of a shooting in the area. Police officers located a victim with multiple stab wounds inside a residence. He was rushed to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Police found spent shell casings and bullet on the sidewalk by the residence while canvasing the area. A blood trail was found that led from the side of the residence to the rear door, authorities said.

Initial investigation determined there were two actors involved and one had a gun. Police identified Acosta as one of the two actors and obtained a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested on Thursday in the area of Market Street in Paterson, authorities said.

Acosta faces a maximum of 20 years in state prison if convicted solely on the attempted murder charge. Prosecutors have filed a motion for pretrial detention that is scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Paterson Police Department at 973-321-1120.

  • John

    I say put out the word that even if you applied and was granted citizenship you will be deported for violent crimes. Only.then will criminal Domincans stop committing so many crimes. Wake up true Americans