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Police Arrest Two Suspects Connected with Deadly Paterson Shooting

By rlsmetro on
Paterson

Passaic County authorities said, Marc DeJesus, 44, and Cassandra Ramirez, 32, both from Paterson, were arrested on Friday in connection with a homicide that took place on September 14, at 250-252 Van Houten Street in Paterson.

Passaic County officials said at approximately 8:13 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, Paterson Police officers were dispatched to the area of Van Houten Street and Straight Street in response to a report of a shooting.

Upon their arrival, officers located Hector Guzman, 60, from Paterson, lying in the roadway in front of 250-252 Van Houten Street with an apparent gunshot wound.

Officials said Mr. Guzman was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at approximately 11:37 p.m.

The subsequent investigation revealed that DeJesus and Ramirez were the individuals responsible for the murder of Mr. Guzman.

Police said the couple was arrested on Friday at approximately 9:30 a.m. by members of the Paterson Police Department, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, the United States Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force, and the Barnegat Police Department in Barnegat, New Jersey.

Upon the arrival of law enforcement, DeJesus jumped out of a second-floor window but was captured soon thereafter without further incident, and Ramirez was captured without any incident.

The State has filed motions for pretrial detention that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge.

Mr. DeJesus and Ms. Ramirez are both charged with Murder, first degree; Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, second degree; and Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, second degree.