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Two women charged in Paterson shooting

By Jonathan Greene
Published: November 7, 2022


The police arrested two out-of-town women for their roles in allegedly shooting a Paterson woman early Sunday morning.

Abriyah Griffin, 25, of Newark; and Lakenya Griffin, 31, Minersville, Pennsylvania were arrested in Newark. Both were charged with attempted murder, weapons offenses.

Abriyah Griffin was additionally charged with terroristic threats.

Authorities did not say how the two women, sharing a last name, are related.

Both women were in the area of Wait and Wood streets in Paterson at around 3:41 a.m. They were embroiled in a dispute with a 31-year-old Paterson woman.

Abriyah handed Lakenya a handgun and instructed her to shoot the victim, according to police. Lakenya fired the handgun in the direction of the victim, but the victim was not struck by gunfire.

After the shooting the victim fled in a motor vehicle and the two suspects followed her in a separate vehicle until they were detained by Newark police. Authorities said Newark police detained the Griffins in a motor vehicle stop on Seymour Avenue and West Runyon Street in Newark.

The Griffin could face decades in prison if convicted on the charges.

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