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Police Identify Michael Goodwin as Suspect in Jan. 17 Shooting

Michael Goodwin

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Police Ceasfire Unit detectives have identified the suspect in last Friday's shooting at Kearney Street and Crosby Avenue as Michael Goodwin.

Police are seeking Goodwin, 25, for attempted murder and weapons charges. Goodwin's most recent known address is on North 9th Street in the city. According to Lt. Patrick Murray, Goodwin "is known to frequent the Union Avenue area."

Last Friday, a 25-year-old man was wounded by a gunshot to his left leg while walking in the area of Kearney Street and Crosby Avenue early in the afternoon. 

Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact detectives Francisco Brito or Dave Tanis at (973) 321-1342, or the anonymous tips line at (973) 523-TIPS.

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