Passaic County officials announce that based upon an investigation by the Paterson Police Department, Jamal Culver, 30, from Paterson and Victor Lopez, 60, from Paterson were arrested in relation to a stabbing investigation that took place June 16, in the area of Main Street and Grand Street in Paterson.
According to county officials, Jamal Culver is charged with Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS), Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute and Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute within 1,000 Feet of School Property. Victor Lopez is charged with Aggravated Assault.
Officials said that on June 16, at approximately 6:50 p.m., members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Main Street and Grand Street after receiving a report of an assault, however, no victim was located at the scene.
Police officers were later notified that a 30-year-old male Paterson resident arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center seeking treatment for non-fatal stabbing injuries. A crime scene was located in the area of Main Street and Grand Street.
Based on the investigation, it was determined that the victim was assaulted by a group of individuals in the area of Main Street and Grand Street. Jamal Culver was identified as the suspect who stabbed the victim and Victor Lopez was identified as a participant in the assault.
According to officials, at approximately 8:45 p.m. members of the Paterson Police Department arrested Jamal Culver and Victor Lopez in the area of Main Street and Grand Street, Jamal Culver was in possession of 10 bags of crack cocaine when arrested.
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 or contact the Paterson Police Major Crimes Division at 973-321-1120.