PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic Police Chief Luis A. Guzman announced that approximately 5:50 a.m. on Sunday, August 29, 2021, members of the Passaic Police Department were dispatched to St. Mary’s Hospital in the City of Passaic in response to a report of a shooting victim that had arrived by way of a private vehicle.
Upon their arrival, officers were notified that the victim, Donyell Coley, 41-years-old from Passaic, suffered multiple gunshot wounds throughout his body and was in critical condition. At approximately 6:36 a.m. Mr. Coley was pronounced deceased at Saint Mary’s Hospital.
The subsequent investigation revealed that Mr. Coley was shot in a parking lot outside 19 Aspen Place in the City of Passaic. The investigation remains active and ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Det. Alba Fernandez at the Passaic Police Detective Bureau at 973-365-3900 or 973-365-3971