Authorities announce that based upon an investigation by the Paterson Police Department’s Cease Fire Unit, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Ryan Parker, 31, from Paterson, has been charged in two separate incidents.
The first incident occurred on or about May 14, 2017 and charges include attempted murder, first degree (three counts); unlawful possession of a handgun, second degree; possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second-degree, (three counts); and certain persons not to have weapons (gun), second degree.
The second incident occurred on or about May 30, 2017, and charges include possession of a controlled dangerous substance, third degree; unlawful possession of a handgun, second degree; possession of a defaced firearm, fourth-degree; and certain persons not to have weapons, second degree.
According to authorities, on May 14, 2017, a shooting occurred in the area of North 1st Street and Jefferson Street in Paterson. There were three victims, two of which sustained gunshot wounds. Based on an ongoing investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Ryan Parker for this incident.
The second incident occurred on May 30, 2017. In this incident, Ryan Parker was arrested on an unrelated matter for drug and weapons offenses.
Parker is scheduled to appear at Central Judicial Processing on May 31, 2017, at 1:30.
The State has filed a motion for pre-trial detention in this matter that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge.
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.
Anyone with additional information may also contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973- 321-1342.