1 killed, 1 wounded in Paterson shooting | Paterson Times

1 killed, 1 wounded in Paterson shooting


A city man was killed and another was injured in a shooting on 21st Avenue early Thursday night, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Stevens Origene, 22-year-old, was located in a Jeep Cherokee that had several bullet holes and had struck another vehicle on East 21st Street near 21st Avenue at around 7:34 p.m.

Origene was seated in the driver’s seat of the Jeep with apparent gunshot wounds, police said. He was taken to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center for treatment. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police were advised a second victim, 18-year-old Paterson resident, arrived at Hackensack University Medical Center seeking treatment for a gunshot wound. He arrived at the hospital by private vehicle. He is in stable condition at the hospital.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.

  • Justice Forall

    This is the 4th homicide in Paterson in 2021 while the mayor spends his days, of late, on a self promoting tour at the Paterson vaccine site while the city continues in a crime and drug infested downward spiral. The residents of Paterson should demand more of the administration AND demand more of themselves.

    • MarquinhoGaucho

      The only way to stop all this crime is through draconian measures and even that doesnt work. Look at Rio de Janeiro the BOPE kills dozens of dealers and traffickers every week and things are as bad as ever. In the Philippines Rodrigo Duarte has killed users and dealers (no traffickers for some reason hmmm) but tooooo many innocent people have been killed by mistaken ID

  • HankMorgan

    The shootings and murders are now affecting neighborhoods in all corners of the city: Eastside, Westside and now 21st Avenue!

  • John

    Do Patersonians even care? Will Patersonians vote this Mayor back in with his incompetent police chief?

  • John

    If this was a black eye caused by some officer then there would be over 15 comments. But since.this is another youth murdered in Paterson then no one cares because the murderer was not White nor an officer. All Lives matter. No matter what race us minorities need to wake up and stop the violence