27-year-old Carlos Colon received a five-prison sentence on Thursday afternoon for his involvement in a shooting on Nagle Street.
Colon has to serve 85-percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. He entered a guilty plea on July 8 before judge Marilyn Clark. Under the plea agreement, Colon pleaded guilty to second-degree aggravated assault.
On October 26, 2019, Colon and another man got into a dispute on Nagle Street. He pulled out his weapon and fired as the victim was walking away. The bullet struck a vehicle and ricocheted, striking the victim. The victim, J. Harrison, suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg and required surgery.
Colon said he did not intend to strike the victim during the July hearing. Police had charged him with weapons offenses and attempted murder.
Colon has previous criminal offenses on his record.
As a juvenile in 2009, Colon had two harassment cases. He received probation on both. In 2010, he had a violation of probation.
In 2015, he was fined for disrupting commercial activities at a retail business.
In 2016, he had an aggravated assault. He stabbed his cousin in the elbow during an argument in that case.
In 2017, he threw bodily fluids at a police officer. He received one-year probation.
Colon is on social security disability. He attended school up to the 9th grade. He has three children – ages 3, 4, and 17.
Colon has been in the Passaic County Jail since the shooting incident. He is getting 372 days of jail credit towards his sentence, said the judge before imposing the sentence.
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