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Man Arrested for Paterson Shooting

By rlsmetro on
Paterson

Authorities in Passaic County said based upon an investigation by the Paterson Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Calvin Holmes, 34, from Paterson, was arrested in relation to a shooting investigation that took place December 31, 2021, in the area of Rosa Parks Boulevard and 12th Ave. 

According to police, at approximately 3:15 p.m., members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of Rosa Parks Boulevard and 12th Avenue on a report of a shooting. 

Police later determined that a 27-year-old male Paterson resident had sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound during the incident. 

According to police, the investigation revealed that, after a verbal dispute in the area of Rosa Parks Boulevard and 12th Avenue, Holmes shot the victim and threatened to kill a 27-year-old female Paterson resident.

Based on the investigation, Calvin Holmes was identified as the shooter and a warrant was issued for his arrest. 

On December 31, 2021, at approximately 8:00 p.m., members of the Paterson Police Department arrested Calvin Holmes in the area of North York Street and Sparrow Street in Paterson.

Police say Calvin Holmes is charged with Attempted Murder, First Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, First Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Second Degree; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree; Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Second Degree; and Terroristic Threats, Third Degree.

The State has filed a motion for pretrial detention that the Honorable Marybel Mercado-Ramirez will hear on January 5, 2021.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. 

Despite this accusation, 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 tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.