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Paterson Authorities Charge Man with Shooting Juvenile on Mercer Street

By rlsmetro on

Authorities in Passaic County said Mr. Jamar Ray, 20, from Paterson, was arrested concerning a shooting investigation on September 5, in the area of Mercer and Warren streets.

According to police, at approximately 9:53 p.m., members of the Paterson Police responded to the area after receiving reports of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers located a potential crime scene but were unable to identify a victim.

Shortly after that, police were advised that a 16-year-old juvenile arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center via private vehicle seeking treatment for multiple non-fatal gunshot wounds.

Authorities determined that the victim was with a group in the area of Mercer Street and Warren Street when one of the individuals began shooting, striking the victim several times.

The investigation said Ray was identified as the shooter and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On October 6, 2021, at approximately 11:44 a.m., Paterson Police arrested Ray in the area of Keen Street and Rosa Parks Boulevard in Paterson.

Police charged Ray with Attempted Murder, First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Second Degree, and Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose Second Degree.

The investigation is active.