Fugitive Paterson murder suspect caught in Rhode Island

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PATERSON, NJ – Roshane Latty, 22-years old from Paterson, was arrested on December 22, 2021, in relation to the homicide that took place on January 31, 2021, in the area of 315 Park Avenue in the City of Paterson.

Mr. Latty has been indicted for the crimes of murder, first degree; Possession of a Knife for an Unlawful Purpose, third degree; and Unlawful Possession of a Knife, fourth degree. On Sunday, January 31, 2021, at approximately 12:26 a.m., police officers responded to the area of 315 Park Avenue in the City of Paterson in response to a report of a stabbing. Upon their arrival, the officers discovered Luis Ramirez, 26 years old from Paterson, lying in the street next to a parked vehicle with apparent stab wounds. Mr. Ramirez was unresponsive, and he was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The subsequent investigation revealed that Latty was responsible for the murder of Mr. Ramirez. Latty was charged with Murder and weapons offenses while he remained a fugitive. On December 22, 2021, at approximately 8:08 p.m., Latty was arrested without incident in the area of Donigan Park in Providence, Rhode Island by the Providence Police Department. Following his arrest, Latty waived his right to a hearing and was extradited to New Jersey on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, and is currently back in New Jersey in the custody of the Passaic County Jail.

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The crime of Murder has a sentencing range from a minimum of 30 years up to life imprisonment; the crime of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, third degree, has a sentencing range of 3 to 5 years in prison; and the crime of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, fourth degree, has a sentencing range up to 18 months in prison. The State has filed a motion for pretrial detention that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge. An indictment is merely a formal charging document. Despite this formal accusatory document, a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. 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 tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120. For media inquiries concerning this case, contact Senior Assistant Prosecutor In-Charge Jorge E. Morales of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at jmorales@passaiccountynj.org or at (973) 837-7706.

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