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Man Charged with Weekend Shooting in Passaic

By rlsmetro on
Passaic

Based upon an investigation by the Passaic Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. Giovanni Massallo, 30, from Passaic was arrested in relation to a shooting incident that took place on Sunday in the area of Aspen Place and State Street, Passaic.

Officials said members of the Passaic Police Department were dispatched to the area of Aspen Place and State Street on a report of shots fired. 

According to the investigation, Massallo was identified as a participant in the shooting and was arrested and charged by the Passaic Police Department that same evening.

The State has filed a motion for pretrial detention that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge.

Officials said Massallo is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, First Degree and Certain Person not to Possess a Weapon, Second Degree.

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 Passaic Police Detective Bureau at 973-365-3900.