Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the arrest of Jabor Taylor, 39, of Paterson. Taylor is charged with Attempted Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons.
According to Prosecutor Valdes, on September 4, at approximately 1:00 a.m., members of the Paterson Police Department responded to a report of a shooting near East 22nd Street and 12th Avenue in Paterson.
Prosecutor Valdes said, upon their arrival, officers located a male victim, age 22, from Paterson, who had been shot multiple times.
While responding to the scene, a Paterson police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle of interest that was driving away from the scene of the shooting.
At that time, an occupant of the vehicle shot at the responding officer. The Paterson police officer returned fire from his service-issued firearm, Prosecutor Valdes said.
According to Prosecutor Valdes, the suspect vehicle struck multiple parked cars during the pursuit and drove away from the scenes of the shootings.
The Paterson police officer was not injured, and the 22-year-old victim was admitted to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center for treatment.
During the subsequent investigation, it was determined that the vehicle utilized by the suspects during the shooting incidents matched the description of the vehicle registered to Taylor.
According to Prosecutor Valdes, on September 8, Taylor’s vehicle was located in East Orange, where it was observed to have significant collision damage and a bullet hole in the rear windshield.
The investigation also revealed that Taylor was the driver of the vehicle during the shooting incidents and had driven the car to East Orange after evading the police in Paterson.
According to Prosecutor Valdes, Taylor was taken into custody without incident at the residence in East Orange, where his vehicle was recovered.
Pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2019-4, the Attorney General Office of Public Integrity and Accountability has designated the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office as the independent prosecutor for this attempted murder investigation and the subsequent officer-involved shooting,
The investigation into this matter, including the use of force by the police, remains active and ongoing. Further information will be released when 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.