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Paterson Man Arrested in Connection with Homicide

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Passaic County officials announce that Trayshaun Harris, 29, of Paterson, was arrested on June 19 in connection to the homicide which occurred on June 18, in the area of 126 Pearl Street in Paterson. 

Mr. Harris was charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

According to county officials, on Saturday, June 18, at approximately 5:06 a.m., members of the Paterson Police Department were advised that a shooting victim, Tiheen Smith, 34, of Paterson, had arrived at St. Joseph’s Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. 

Mr. Smith eventually succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced deceased at approximately 12:22 p.m. that same day. 

The subsequent investigation revealed that the shooting took place in the area of 126 Pearl Street and that Harris was the individual who fired the weapon.

Harris is currently in custody at the Passaic County Jail.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.