PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce that at approximately 1:56 p.m. on December 16, 2021, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of 8 th Avenue and East 17th Street in Paterson, New Jersey on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police located a potential crime scene and a 28-year-old male Paterson resident who had sustained non-fatal gunshot wounds. The victim was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey for treatment.
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 email@example.com or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342. For media inquiries concerning this incident, contact Senior Assistant Prosecutor In-Charge Jennifer Fetterman of