A city man has been arrested for his alleged role in a 2017 double shooting that occurred on East 21st Street, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Dariel Garcia, 24-year-old, was arrested on Saturday and charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Garcia was arrested in the area of Market and Pennington streets. He was charged with weapons offenses, resisting arrest, disorderly persons offense, and obstructing a governmental function. He ran from police and had a gun in his possession, authorities said.
Authorities alleged Garcia played a role in the April 8, 2017 shooting on East 21st Street and 18th Avenue. Two men were hurt in the shooting, authorities said. He was charged for his role in the shooting on April 10, 2017, but was not arrested until now. A Passaic County grand jury also indicted him on the charges in December 2017.
Garcia could face decades in state prison if convicted on the charges.