By: Yuritza Arroyo
Passaic County authorities announced that based upon an investigation by the Passaic Police Department, Jairo Ramirez-Abreu, 31 years old, from Passaic, was arrested in relation to a shooting/robbery investigation that took place February 4, at the intersection of Ninth and South Streets in Passaic.
According to officials, Jairo Ramirez-Abreu is charged with Attempted Murder, First Degree; Robbery, First Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Second Degree; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree; Aggravated Assault, Second Degree; Possession of a Large Capacity Magazine, Fourth Degree; and Possession of a Defaced Firearm, Fourth Degree.
Passaic Police say on February 4, at approximately 4:59 a.m., officers responded to the area of Ninth Street and South Street after they were advised of a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers encountered a 54-year-old male suffering from a non-fatal gunshot wound, and he was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson for treatment.
According to authorities, it was determined that Jairo Ramirez-Abreu and an unknown individual exited a vehicle and accosted the victim, grabbing the victim’s bookbag. During the struggle, the victim sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound.
Police say on February 7, at approximately 11;49 a.m., officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on Howard Avenue and Main Avenue in Passaic.
During the motor vehicle stop, Jairo Ramirez-Abreu was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and was arrested.
According to officials, the State initially filed for detention on the handgun charge to be heard on February 13.
Officials say, however, subsequent investigation linked Mr. Ramirez- Abreu to the February 4, Robbery/Shooting investigation.
Additional charges were subsequently filed against Mr. Ramirez-Abreu in relation to the February 4 incident.
The sentencing exposure for Jairo Ramirez-Abreu on First-Degree Attempted Murder is 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison, with 85% of that term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act and five years parole supervision after release.
On First-Degree Robbery, it is 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison, with 85% of that term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act and five years parole supervision; on Second- Degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, it is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison with a minimum of 42 months before parole eligibility pursuant to the Graves Act.
On Second-Degree Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, it is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison with 42 months of parole ineligibility pursuant to the Graves Act; on Aggravated Assault, Second Degree it is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison with 85% of the term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act; on Possession of a Large Capacity Magazine, Fourth Degree it is up to 18 months New Jersey State Prison; and on Possession of a Defaced Firearm, Fourth Degree it is up to 18 months New Jersey State Prison.
The State intends to file a motion for pretrial detention on the new charges that a Superior Court Judge will hear.