Paterson Shooting Victim Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announced that at approximately 12:02, a.m. this morning, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to Doremus Street on a reported shooting.

Authorities say police located a 24-year- old male Paterson resident in the area of Doremus Street and Kearney Street Suffering a non-fatal gunshot wound.

EMS transported the victim to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson for treatment.

Police say during the shooting investigation, the victim later identified as Tabiis Sledge, was arrested for charges that stemmed from a domestic violence incident earlier that evening.

Police charged Mr. Sledge with Simple Assault, a Disorderly Persons Offense, Criminal Mischief, a Disorderly Persons Offense; and Resisting Arrest, Third Degree.

Police alleged that Mr. Sledge assaulted a victim, and damaged their property.

While being advised he was being placed under arrest for the domestic violence charges at the hospital, Mr. Sledge also resisted arrest police say.

Pursuant to the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, the victim will remain unidentified.

The sentencing exposure for Mr. Sledge on the Disorderly Persons Offenses is up to 6 months in the County Jail and on Third Degree Resisting Arrest is 3-5 years New Jersey State Prison.

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Despite this accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.