Detectives nab Paterson man with gun on Godwin Avenue | Paterson Times

Detectives nab Paterson man with gun on Godwin Avenue


A city man was arrested allegedly in possession of a handgun early Wednesday morning, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Koshawn James, 26-year-old, has been charged with weapons offenses.

Police said he was walking on Godwin Avenue near Carroll Street holding a heavy object in his sweathood pocket at around 2:20 a.m.

Detectives exited their vehicles and James began to run east on Godwin Avenue discarding a .22 caliber revolver on the ground.

James was chased down and arrested, police said.

Detectives Mohammad Bashir, Gilot Castor, and Yamil Pimienta were responsible for the successful arrest and weapon recovery.

  • HankMorgan

    The cops have taken at least six guns off the streets in the two months, by my count. Considering the long hot summer we’re facing I’d say that’s a pretty good start.

    • Paterson Resident

      It is