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Paterson Man Arrested in Connection with Passaic Homicide

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Passaic County officials announce that based upon an investigation by the Passaic Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and Federal Law Enforcement partners, Nysheem T. Mann, 32, of Paterson, was arrested on August 31, in connection to the homicide that took place on Sunday, August 29, in the parking lot near 19 Aspen Place in Passaic.

According to county officials, Mr. Mann is charged with Murder, Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and with Certain Persons Prohibited from Possessing a Handgun.

County officials said that on Sunday, August 29, at approximately 5:50 a.m., members of the Passaic Police Department were dispatched to St. Mary’s Hospital in the City of Passaic in response to a report of a shooting victim that had arrived by way of a private vehicle. 

According to county officials, upon their arrival, officers were notified that the victim, Donyell Coley, 41, of Passaic, suffered multiple gunshot wounds throughout his body and was in critical condition. 

At approximately 6:36 a.m., Mr. Coley was pronounced deceased at Saint Mary’s Hospital. The investigation revealed that Mr. Coley was shot in a parking lot outside 19 Aspen Place in Passaic County, officials said.

The subsequent investigation revealed that Mr. Mann was the individual responsible for the murder of Mr. Coley. 

County officials said Mr. Mann was arrested on Tuesday, August 31, at approximately 5:30 p.m., by members of the Passaic Police Department, Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and Federal Law Enforcement Partners during a motor vehicle stop in the area of 88 Washington Street in Paterson.

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 Det. Alba Fernandez at the Passaic Police Detective Bureau at 973-365-3900 or 973-365-3971.