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Paterson Man Arrested for Shooting Incident


Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that based upon an investigation by the Paterson Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. Lamont McKay, a 32-year-old Paterson resident, was arrested on June 8 in relation to a shooting incident that took place on the same day.

According to officials, on June 8 at approximately 3:00 a.m., members of the Paterson Police Department were advised that a 32-year-old male Paterson resident had arrived at Hackensack Medical Center in Hackensack seeking treatment for non-fatal gunshot wounds.

The investigation has revealed, and it is alleged that Mr. McKay shot himself, police say.

Officials say that the sentencing exposure for Mr. McKay on First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun is 10-20 years New Jersey State Prison with a minimum of 42 months before parole eligibility pursuant to the Graves Act, and on Second Degree Certain Persons not to Possess a Firearm it is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison with 5 years of parole ineligibility pursuant to the Graves Act.

The State intends to file a motion seeking the defendant’s pretrial detention which will be heard by a Superior Court Judge, reports say.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite an accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.