Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Paterson Police Department Deputy Chief Heriberto Rodriquez and Paterson Police Department Director Jerry Speziale announce the shooting death of Juan Martinez, age 39 years old, of Paterson, New Jersey, in the area of Madison Street and Essex Street in Paterson, at approximately 4:45 PM on May 1, 2017.

The victim who initially was injured was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he later died as a result of the shooting.

No arrests have been made at this time. Authorities are seeking information regarding multiple people observed in the area at the time of the shooting. The investigation is on-going.

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More information to follow as it becomes available. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paterson Police Department Detective Bureau at (973) 321-1120 or the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office “Tips” line at 1-877-370-PCPO or via email

For further information please contact Chief Assistant Prosecutor Paul DeGroot at (973) 837-7671, or