Morris County man arrested in Paterson shooting | Paterson Times

Morris County man arrested in Paterson shooting


A Morris County man has been arrested and charged for his alleged role in a Paterson shooting, authorities said.

Yoel Maldonado-Nunez, 31, of Butler, surrendered to police on Tuesday afternoon. He has been charged with charged with first-degree attempted murder; second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun; second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose; and second-degree certain persons not to have weapons.

Maldonado-Nunez is accused of shooting a 23-year-old man on Market and Madison streets on June 25.

Police identified him as the shooter following an investigation and obtained a warrant for his arrest. He turned himself in at the Paterson police station at around 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Maldonado-Nunez faces decades in prison if convicted on the charges.