Police Arrest Three Suspects in Paterson Shooting

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, U.S. Marshall Juan Mattos, Jr. and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce that based upon an investigation by the Paterson Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and US Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, Mr. Elijah McQueen, 32, Paterson, was arrested on Thursday in Piscataway in relation to a shooting investigation that took place May 30, in the area of 10th Avenue and East 23rd Street.

Police say McQueen is charged with four counts of Attempted Murder, First Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, First Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Second Degree; four counts Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree; and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Second Degree.

Officials said as part of the investigation, McQueen was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Third Degree; Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute, Third Degree; and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute within 1000’ of School Property, Third Degree.

In addition two other individuals were previously arrested in relation to the same investigation.

Officials say, Mr. Quicson McLeod, 38, of Paterson was arrested on June 13, in Paterson.

Police say Quicson McLeod is charged with two counts of Attempted Murder, First Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Second Degree; two counts Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree; and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Second Degree.

According to police, Mr. Shamar Huntley, 28 years-old from Paterson, New Jersey, was arrested on June 15, in Paterson, in relation to the same investigation.

Police say Huntley is charged with two counts of Attempted Murder, First Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Second Degree; two counts Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree; Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Second Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Fourth Degree; and Hindering Apprehension, Third Degree.

According to police, on May 30, at approximately 0124 hours, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of 10th Avenue and East 23rd Street, upon a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival Paterson Police Department located evidence of a crime scene and three victims on the scene.

Police say the three victims were transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson. A fourth victim arrived at St. Joseph’s Medical Center by private transport.

Based on the investigation Elijah McQueen, Shamar Huntley, and Quicson McLeod were identified as involved parties and arrest warrants was issued.