A 19-year-old man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and possession of a defaced firearm in connection with a shooting that occurred in Paterson on Tuesday.
Walter Simon, of Paterson, was arrested by members of the Prospect Park Police Department in the area of North 6th Street and Planten Avenue.
The shooting occurred at approximately 6:24 p.m. on June 6, 2023, in the area of North 4th Street and Halpine Street in Paterson. Paterson Police responded to the scene and located an 18-year-old male victim suffering from a non-fatal gunshot wound. The victim was provided aid at the scene.
Simon fled the scene of the shooting and was later arrested by members of the Prospect Park Police Department. He is currently being held pending a court appearance.