PATERSON, NJ - Two more loaded handguns are off Paterson’s streets, according to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale.

In a statement, Speziale reported that Detectives Y. Pimienta, J. Traynor, M. Dombayci, and M. Bashir, were on patrol at approximately 1:00 a.m. Sunday when they observed a group of approximately 100 individuals in the area of Carroll and Governor Street “playing loud music and consuming alcohol.”

Detectives Pimienta and Traynor reported observing a male passing a handgun to a second male, who then placed the firearm in a bag. After being made aware of the police presence the two males began fleeing on foot into the courtyard area of the Inca Village Apartment complex, along with several other males.

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As the pursuit continued, one of the males, later identified as Aa’zhone Edwin, 24, dropped a handgun, which fell from his clothing. A second individual, identified as Jamir Clark, 25, is then said to have thrown the black bag he was seen placing the handgun into onto a residence porch area.

Both suspects were apprehended when they confronted police officers that had entered the complex from the other direction. Both handguns were recovered and will be sent to the New Jersey State Police laboratory for further examination.

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