Paterson shooting suspect arrested during Straight Street traffic stop | Paterson Times

Paterson shooting suspect arrested during Straight Street traffic stop


A shooting suspect was arrested during a motor vehicle stop on Straight Street early Saturday morning, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Alex Pagan, 22-year-old, of Paterson, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, and certain persons not to have weapons.

On April 12, Pagan allegedly shot a 22-year-old city man on Park Avenue, authorities said. Detectives identified him as the shooter and obtained an arrest warrant.

Pagan was arrested by the officers of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department during a motor vehicle stop in the area of Straight and Fulton streets at around 2:40 a.m. on Saturday.

Pagan faces a maximum of 20 years in state prison solely on the attempted murder charge. Prosecutors have filed a motion for pretrial detention.

  • John Brown

    there must be some mistake, I'm sure he was heading to work. or to the Library. (sarcasm)

  • John Brown

    Shouldve been a life sentence. These scum are never ending. One goes to jail and another 10 pop up.

    • Kiara Marie

      Life? are you stupid he is still a young person. Noone is fucking perfect everybody does and im not saying this was right but he still deserves to live a fucking life you stupid fuck. SMD and i mean that in the most disrespectful way ever foh. How would you feel if it was your son or daughter that was the one in the mugshot

  • Ahktaruzaman

    I would like to thank the police department for all the work they have done thus far. Excellent work