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

By Jonathan Greene
Published: May 3, 2021


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.

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