Paterson murder suspect arrested in Elmwood Park traffic stop | Paterson Times

Paterson murder suspect arrested in Elmwood Park traffic stop


The authorities arrested a third suspect in the murder of a man on Franklin Street during a motor vehicle stop in Elmwood Park, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Dashawn A. Rhoden, 22, of Paterson, was arrested in a motor vehicle stop on Route 46 West in Elmwood Park on December 30, 2021 at around 3:57 p.m. His vehicle was pulled over by Elmwood Park Police and he was placed under arrest without an incident.

Rhoden is allegedly one of three people responsible for the murder of 28-year-old Juan Garcia of Paterson on July 3, 2021 outside of 159 Franklin Street. Police previously arrested Jeremaih Rosado, 18, and Imeir I. Tucker, 24, both of Paterson, in the same murder case.

Rhoden has been charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a handgun.

Rhoden, like the other two men previously arrested in the case, could face life in prison if convicted on the charges.

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    Life no parole

    • Mike Corleone

      He's not getting life without parole. My guess is about 10 years with 3 years parole supervision.
      Happens ALL the time. When he gets out he'll still be in his 20's.

      • Mike Corleone

        Actually, I don't know what's going to happen. Don't really care.

        Got my own dam life to worry about.

  • Javi Chino Vargas

    He will be out by summer time, remember he's not a law abiding citizen that go to jail for not paying a traffic ticket