Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Deputy Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that based upon an investigation by the Paterson Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Keith Hill, 48, of Paterson, was arrested on Feb. 8th in connection with a shooting last year.
According to authorities, on April 13, 2017, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of 15 Van Houten Street on a report of shots fired.
Upon arrival, police located a 34-year old Paterson woman who told police she was shot at while in a motor vehicle, but not injured. The police discovered a possible crime scene.
Authorities said an investigation lead Keith Hill to be identified as the gunman in the shooting.
Police subsequently charged Hill with Attempted Murder, First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Second Degree; Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree, and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Second Degree.
The sentencing exposure for Hill on First Degree Attempted Murder is 10-20 years New Jersey State Prison with 85% of that term to be served before parole eligibility under the No Early Release Act and five years parole supervision after that.
According to authorities, Keith Hill is scheduled to appear at Central Judicial Processing on February 9, 2018, at 1:30, p.m. The State has filed a motion for pretrial detention in this matter that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this allegation, defendants are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.