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Paterson Man Arrested for Madison, Essex Street Shooting

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Passaic County

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Passaic County officials announced, Cleon Pooler, 30-years-old from Paterson, was arrested in relation to a shooting that took place October 15, in the area Madison Street and Essex Street in Paterson.

According to officials, Cleon Pooler is charged with Attempted Murder, First Degree; Aggravated Assault, Second Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Second Degree; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree; Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Second Degree; and Aggravated Assault, Fourth Degree.

Paterson Police say, on October 15, at approximately 1:40 a.m., officers responded to the area of Madison Street and Essex Street in Paterson, on a report of shots fired.

According to police, upon arrival, police located a potential crime scene a 19-year-old male Sunbury, Pennsylvania resident, a 32-year-old Passaic, resident, and a 16-year-old juvenile who each sustained non-fatal gunshot wounds.

Paterson officials say, the victims were immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, for treatment.

According to officials, based on the investigation, Cleon Pooler was identified as the shooter, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

According to police, on November 14, at approximately 3:54 p.m., members of the Paterson Police Department arrested Cleon Pooler in the area of Ellison Street and Memorial Drive in Paterson.

The sentencing exposure for Cleon Pooler on First Degree Attempted Murder is 10-20 years New Jersey State Prison with 85% of that term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act and 5 years parole supervision upon release.