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Paterson man charged with attempted murder in Good Friday shooting

By Jonathan Greene
Published: April 11, 2020

Wayne-A-Smith

A city man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses for his alleged role in a shooting on East 32nd Street, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Wayne A. Smith, 37, has been charged with attempted murder, unlawful possession of a handgun, and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose. He allegedly shot a 32-year-old man on East 32nd Street between 11th and 12th avenues at around 4:33 p.m. on Good Friday.

Police identified him as the shooter and arrested him in the area of East 26th Street on Friday evening.

Smith faces a maximum of 20 years in state prison on the attempted murder charge alone, authorities said. Prosecutors have filed a motion for pretrial detention that is expected to be heard by a judge.


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