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Paterson man accused of killing Washington Township man on Van Houten Street

By Jonathan Greene
Published: February 7, 2022

Jaquawn-Housey

A Paterson man has been charged for allegedly killing a Washington Township man on Van Houten Street, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Jaquawn Housey, 33-year-old, was arrested at his residence in Paterson at around 11:05 a.m. on Monday. He has been charged with murder and weapons offenses.

Housey is accused of killing 39-year-old Rodney Phelps of Washington Township outside 285 Van Houten Street late Friday night.

Phelps was found lying on the roadway with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Housey could face life in prison if convicted on the charges.


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