A New York man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses for his alleged role in a road rage incident that lead to a man being shot twice in Paterson.
Lamont Griffin, 22, of New York, NY, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a handgun, and two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Griffin was arrested on Tuesday morning by New Jersey State Police Troop B Criminal Investigations Office and the United States Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force on East 33rd Street and Park Avenue in Paterson.
On March 2, Griffin allegedly shot a 39-year-old Newark man in the area of Route 20 and Route 80 East in Paterson.
The victim suffered two non-fatal gunshot wounds. He was transported to A+ Urgent Care in Clifton via private vehicle and later transferred to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson for treatment.
Authorities determined Griffin allegedly shot the victim during a road rage incident on Route 20 and Route 80 in Paterson.
Griffin could face decades in prison if convicted on the charges.