Paterson murder suspect arrested in Elmwood Park, authorities say | Paterson Times

Paterson murder suspect arrested in Elmwood Park, authorities say


A suspect wanted in the murder of a man in Paterson has been arrested in Elmwood Park, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Rasheed Thomas, 19, of Paterson, was arrested on Saturday. He has been charged with murder, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a handgun.

Thomas is accused of killing 20-year-old Elijah Wilson of Paterson on September 11 at 485 East 18th Street.

Thomas was arrested with assistance from the United States Secret Service, Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, and Elmwood Park Police in Elmwood Park at around 5:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Thomas could face life in prison if convicted.

  • HankMorgan

    Secret Service?

  • J. Brown.

    Secret Service?.. And yet The Feds won't
    Go after this Corrupt Mayor.

  • John

    Will Patersonians demand this Mayor alongbwith his clown of Pilice Chief resign? Where is BLM?

  • Rupert Bodkins

    Some "street level" gangs can be very sophistcated-money laundering-contacts with other countries-for drugs, illegal firearms-can fall under federal jurisdictions-depends on suspects priors as well-if under scrutiny for possible extremist or terrorist connections-these gangs can have serious money, connections. No joke. This kid might just be a stupid clown with no value on life, his own or anybody elses, but it doesn't hurt to check, especially since he murdered somebody.

    • HankMorgan

      Thank you for that.

  • Rupert Bodkins

    How do you know some jurisdiction is not already going after the corrupt mayor? I don't think they'd let you or I personally in on a for example-FBI, Justice Dept. or other investigation. I have to have some faith-as much as I distrust most politicians-there might actually be a few somewhere that will actually tryto to uphold some form of justice, long-shot as that may be……