Paterson man arrested in connection with two shootings | Paterson Times

Paterson man arrested in connection with two shootings


A 21-year-old Paterson man, Memphis Morales, was arrested on Friday in connection with two shootings and other criminal activities. Morales faces multiple charges, including attempted murder and unlawful possession of a handgun.

The arrest followed a collaborative investigation by the Paterson Police Department Shooting Investigation Unit, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit, and the United States Marshal’s Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force. Assistance was also provided by the New Jersey State Police K-9 North Unit, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Passaic County SWAT team.

On January 11, 2024, at approximately 4:18 p.m., Paterson Police responded to a shooting at Arch Street and Garfield Avenue. A 28-year-old male resident of Paterson was found with a non-fatal gunshot wound and transported to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. The investigation identified Morales as the alleged perpetrator.

Morales is also implicated in a shooting on September 17, 2023, at Market Street and Pennington Street in Paterson. In this incident, a 34-year-old male from Secaucus, sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound. For this shooting, Morales faces charges including attempted murder and robbery.

Furthermore, Morales is charged in connection with a domestic violence incident on November 5, 2023, in Paterson. The charges for this incident include unlawful possession of a handgun, terroristic threats, and possession of hollow point bullets and a high-capacity magazine.

The multiple charges against Morales include attempted murder, first degree; unlawful possession of a handgun, second degree; possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, second degree; certain person not to possess a weapon, second degree; burglary, second degree; and terroristic threats, third degree.

Morales was apprehended without incident and is currently in custody.

Story updated on January 13, 2024 at 10:18 a.m.

  • Rupert Bodkins

    So he'll be out of jail in a week?

  • John

    Sentence him and then deport thus low life

  • November is coming

    Biden kids