PATERSON, NJ - Police have arrested two males, including a 15-year-old, in connection with a Sunday morning shooting that has left the victim in critical condition.
Yaquin Perry, 28, is being detained in Passaic County Jail on attempted murder charges for his role in the shooting of a 33-year-old man at the corner of Highland and Sparrow streets around 2 a.m. Sunday. The juvenile suspect is also being detained in the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center.
"It appears at this time that the incident may have started as a result of an alleged verbal altercation that involved the victim and the persons arrested," said Lt. Patrick Murray of the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit. "It is alleged that the suspects left the area after the initial incident, and returned a short time later. The victim was located at the same location, at which time he was shot multiple times."
Perry was arrested by Detectives Francisco Brito and Prosecutor’s Detective Ricardo Ferreira of the Ceasefire Unit early Tuesday morning, and the juvenile suspect was located later that day.
The victim is at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where he remains in critical but stable condition.
Anyone with more information on the crime is asked to contact the investigating Detectives at the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at (973) 321-1342.