Judge orders detention of Paterson man charged with attempted murder | Paterson Times

Judge orders detention of Paterson man charged with attempted murder


A judge ordered the detention of a city man charged with attempted murder for his role in the shooting of a 19-year-old on Carroll Street.

Dazhier Huggins, 20-year-old, who was also charged with unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in connection with the July 20 shooting on Carroll and Harrison streets, was ordered detained on Wednesday.

Dazhier Huggins

Dazhier Huggins

Huggins will be held in the Passaic County Jail until charges against him are resolved.

The victim was standing on Harrison Street with several unknown people when he heard gunshots. He tried to take cover, but realized he had been shot. He fled to his apartment building and waited for police to arrive, authorities said.

Surveillance footage of the incident showed four males walking on Rosa Parks Boulevard towards Incca Village, said assistant Passaic County prosecutor Melissa Simsen during the detention hearing. Three of the four males are seen firing in the direction of the victim, she said.

Huggins was identified from the surveillance footage as one of the alleged shooters. He was arrested last Thursday after a short foot pursuit on Lafayette and Mercer streets at around 1:52 p.m. He had a 9mm handgun and 520 glassine envelopes of heroin at the time of the arrest. He picked up new weapons and drug charges as a result.

Huggins could face decades in prison if convicted on all the charges.

Passaic County judge Scott Rumana heard arguments from both from an assistant prosecutor and Huggins’ lawyer. He determined Huggins posed a danger to the community and there was a risk for witness intimidation.