Paterson man charged with first-degree murder in Summer Street homicide | Paterson Times

Paterson man charged with first-degree murder in Summer Street homicide


A man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder for his role in a homicide on Summer Street, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Kamar Isom, 21, of Paterson, is also charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, second degree, and certain persons not to have firearms.

Isom allegedly approached 45-year-old Raaseon Adams in front of the victim’s home at 225 Summer Street and shot him in the head and neck at close range on April 25, according to authorities.

Adams was found lying on the sidewalk with apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, but succumbed to his injuries.

Police believe Isom and Adams engaged in a verbal argument that escalated into a physical altercation the day before the murder.

Isom left the scene on foot after allegedly shooting Adams. He hid out at a residence in Elmwood Park.

The United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department, the Paterson Police Department, and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office located him on Monday afternoon at the Elmwood Park residence and arrested him without incident.

Isom could face 30 years to life in prison if convicted on first-degree murder.

  • basil fomme

    Kamar came to class one day at PPS #4 with an ankle monitor on back around 10 years ago. He wanted to stay. The principal sent him home. He was in the 7th grade. He had been arrested for robbery I believe. He joins MANY former classmates in the county awaiting trial. I never thought I would get to know as many murderers and murder victims as I ended up doing. That total doesn't include those locked up for robbery, assault, and drug charges. There was a time in all their lives their pathways could have been changed. I don't have the answers as to how these young men could had led different lives but none claimed to have active, loving, supportive fathers married to their mothers. It took me 17 minutes to drive to Clinton street from my suburban home, a place where divorce is looked upon as shameful and to have children born out of wedlock is unheard of. The game IS stacked against people of color.

  • Chino Vargas
    • Virginia Wright

      Sad but true.

  • J. Brown.

    I guess he wasn't a part of the BLM Movement.