Passaic County officials reported that Charles Grant, 38, of Paterson, was found guilty this afternoon after a jury trial before the Honorable Sohail Mohammed, P.J.Cr., of First-Degree Murder and Second-Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.
Jury selection commenced on September 12, 2022.
On September 27, 2022, following approximately one and a half days of deliberations, the jury returned guilty verdicts against the defendant on charges of Murder and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.
Officials said Mr. Grant was previously convicted on October 28, 2018, of these charges following a jury trial, but the New Jersey Appellate Division overturned that verdict on February 15, 2022.
The State presented evidence at trial that on February 23, 2015, the defendant, Charles Grant, shot Issac Tucker four times at close range, which resulted in his death.
The shooting incident, as well as events preceding the shooting were captured on surveillance video.
According to officials the defendant was apprehended in Maryland by members of the Paterson Police Department and United States Marshalls Service and brought to New Jersey on April 15, 2015.
A sentencing date will be scheduled before the Honorable Sohail Mohammed, P.J.Cr.