Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce that at approximately 7:53 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of 454 Union Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey in response to a report of a shooting.
Upon their arrival, officers located the victim, 35- year-old Anthony McNeal from Paterson, lying on the sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound. Medical personnel were called to the scene and provided life-saving measures, but Mr. McNeal was pronounced deceased on scene.
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 the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120