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Paterson Man Arrested in Connection with Shooting that Injured a Woman

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Passaic County officials announce that based upon an investigation by the Paterson Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Laquan Coleman, 33, of Paterson, was arrested in relation to a shooting investigation that took place on March 20, in the area of Beech and Essex streets in Paterson. 

According to officials, Coleman is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons. 

Additionally, Coleman is charged with Resisting Arrest, a Disorderly Persons Offense, stemming from his arrest on May 4.

Officials said that on March 20, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Ward and Spring streets in Paterson after a report of shots fired. 

According to county officials, upon arrival, police were unable to locate a crime scene or any victims. 

Officials said that a short time later, members of the Paterson Police Department were notified that a 26-year-old female Paterson resident had arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound. 

Police determined that the shooting had occurred in the area of Beech Street and Essex Street in Paterson. A potential crime scene was located in that area.

Based on the investigation, Coleman was identified as an actor in possession of a handgun during the incident. 

According to officials, on May 4, at approximately 2:11 a.m., members of the Paterson Police Department arrested Mr. Coleman in the area of Summer and Essex streets in Paterson after a brief foot pursuit.

The State intends to file a motion for pretrial detention that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge.

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 tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.