Police & Fire

Juvenile in Custody for July 5 Fireworks Shooting Incident in Paterson


PATERSON, NJ - Police have taken a 14-year-old city resident into custody in connection with the Lyon Street shooting early on July 5 of a 38-year-old man who was trying to stop them from igniting fireworks in the street at 1:45 a.m.

On Wednesday evening at around 8:30, detectives from the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit identified and located the juvenile in the area of 7th Avenue and East 16th Street and took him into custody. 

"Detectives identified the juvenile in the incident where a city resident approached two young males in front of a residence who were igniting fireworks in the street," said Lt. Patrick Murray of the Ceasefire Unit. "While confronting the males, one of them produced a handgun and fired at the victim, striking him in the femur. The victim required extensive surgery to treat his injury and is still recovering in the hospital."

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“The juvenile was located ... by detectives Carlos Charon, Rick Ferreira and Rolando Polio, who were checking areas within the Riverside section that the juvenile was known to frequent,” Murray said. "Juvenile delinquency complaints alleging Attempted Murder, Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm for Unlawful Purpose were prepared, and the juvenile is currently being detained in the Essex County Detention Center pending a court appearance."

The investigation into the July 5 shooting that occured at 174 Lyon St. is ongoing.

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