18-year-old charged in deadly Paterson gas station shooting | Paterson Times

18-year-old charged in deadly Paterson gas station shooting


A teenager has been arrested and charged for his alleged role in the deadly gas station shooting on Broadway, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

D’Andre Ruff, 18-year-old, of Paterson, was arrested on Friday. He has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon in the killing of 33-year-old Michael Richardson.

Ruff and an unidentified man engaged Richardson in a verbal dispute on Wednesday, authorities said. Moments later, both suspects opened fire on Richardson with handguns, striking him several times.

Richardson was found lying on the ground in the parking lot of the BP gas station on Broadway with apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead.

Police observed Ruff and another man 22-year-old Keyron Greene walking together on Broadway and Straight Street on Friday. Ruff and Greene tried to run from the officers, but were placed under arrest after a brief foot chase.

22-year-old Keyron Greene | Passaic County Prosecutor's Office

22-year-old Keyron Greene | Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office

Ruff and Greene allegedly had handguns in their possession with high capacity magazines. Ruff also had several glassine envelopes of heroin.

Ruff was charged with weapons and drug offenses after his arrest. Greene was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a high capacity magazine, possession of hollow point bullets, receiving stolen property, obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest.

Greene is not accused of playing a role in the December 16 homicide, police said.

Ruff could face life in prison if convicted.

Greene could face 10 years in prison if convicted on the weapons charges.


    Black Lives Matter!

    • J. Brown.

      Or so we thought.

    • Miss jamaica

      It only matter when there is a lawsuit involved.
      BLM only target police and causes where money is involved. No I not buying what they are selling.
      All lives Matter.
      Look at all the black and black crimes that going on where are they why aren’t they speaking up.
      If they speak up on issues like these then the causes that they are fighting for will get more attention.
      Yes I am black and I know all lives matter.
      Let’s work to eradicate these criminals.

      • TK Kirkland

        Why don’t you start on “eradicating criminals” in your OWN country of Jamaica? Enough scum there to keep ya “batty” busy no?

        • Miss jamaica

          This is the discrimination that we face in this country because of people like you.
          I will never be bully by any man

          Have you ever been there , trust me it’s safer than there.
          I live here longer and call this country home for more than 30 years this place went down hill , it safer than there.
          Remember what Hilary Clinton said about criminal like these
          Go read it and then reply

          Nu fuk wi mi buoy.
          I will school you.

          • TK Kirkland

            You take advice from Killary Clinton? A criminal of all criminals? And then try to intimidate me with West Indian slang? You are truly dumber than how I’m “reading” you…

  • HankMorgan

    The casual lawlessness in Paterson is staggering! How do you shoot and kill someone on busy street in broad daylight one day then walk around with a handgun in the same neighborhood like nothing happened the next?

    • TK Kirkland

      Go back to sleep gramps’ ….

      • DaMan

        valid question brother

        • HankMorgan

          Thanks. I wish we could get interviews with miscreants like these and some meaningful psychological and forensic insights into this behavior.

          • HankMorgan

            There are many who are afraid of the answers to these questions. They hide their fear behind quick, glib, anti-intellectual, tossed off and dismissive comments.

            Be safe.

  • DaMan

    another "good boy that wanted to be a pro player" that had no opportunity and was discriminated against. why no one is protesting or asking questions here?

  • Rupert Bodkins

    Paterson-a cesspool if ever there was one. A shame. It will take martial law to clean it up. It's so bad-dealers come to Port Jervis from the train station from Paterson and Newark-to distribute in a tristate area-NJ, NY and PA. Believe it.

  • John

    Paterson a.lawless city. I would like to thank on behalf of all Patersonians the current Mayor and New Police Chief for having broke every record in soaring crime. I am being sarcastic incase some Patersonian is confused

  • John

    Do BLM now? Pathetic racist.