Homicide of Gas Station Attendant in Paterson

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PATERSON, N.J. - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Deputy Chief Troy Oswald announce that at approximately 6:00 p.m. on January 23, 2017, a gas station attendant was shot at 1st Ave Gas, located at 81 1st Avenue, near Route 20, in Paterson, New Jersey.

Ruskin Magamedov, 57 years old of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, was pronounced deceased at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center shortly thereafter. The investigation is active and ongoing.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org.

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Anyone with additional information may also contact the Paterson Police Department Detective Bureau at (973) 321-1120.

For media inquiries concerning this case, contact Chief Assistant Prosecutor Paul DeGroot of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at PDegroot@passaiccountynj.org or at (973) 837-7671.

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