PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Paterson Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in solving a murder that rocked a Paterson neighborhood earlier this week.

On Monday, Paterson police responded to a call of shots fired at approximately 8:40 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene located at 327 12th Avenue officers located 37-year-old Keyantay Deas suffering from gunshot wounds. Deas would succumb to these wounds a short time later.

An investigation has revealed that Deas was shot after being approached by two individuals armed with handguns while walking up 12th Avenue. According to reports several shots were fired in the incident. 

Anyone with information about this incident can contact the Passaic County Prosecutor’s tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org. Individuals can also contact the Paterson Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120