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Police Capture Two Men Wanted for Paterson Shooting

By rlsmetro on
Paterson

Passaic County officials said Mr. Zion Martin, 19, from Englewood and Mr. Malik Lee, 26, from Teaneck, were arrested in relation to a shooting investigation that took place on May 5, in the area of Summer Street and Hamilton Avenue, 

According to police, Martin is charged with Attempted Murder, First Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Second Degree; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree; Aggravated Assault, Second Degree; and Aggravated Assault, Fourth Degree. 

Police charged Malik Lee with Attempted Murder, First Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Second Degree; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree; Aggravated Assault, Second Degree; and Aggravated Assault, Fourth Degree.

Police said on May 5, at approximately 10:34 p.m., Paterson Police were dispatched to the areas of Ellison Street and Van Houten Street and Fair Street and Paterson Street in on a report of shots fired. 

Upon arrival, police located a potential crime scene and a 28-year-old male Paterson resident who had sustained multiple non-fatal gunshot wounds. 

Police said the victim was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson for treatment.

Police determined that the victim was in the area of Summer Street and Hamilton Avenue in Paterson when he was struck by gunfire. 

Based on the investigation, Lee and Martin were identified as the shooters and arrest warrants were issued. Zion Martin and Malik Lee were apprehended by members of the Englewood Police Department on June 1 after a brief foot pursuit in the area of West Englewood Avenue and Lafayette Place in Englewood. 

Zion Martin and Malik Lee face additional criminal charges stemming from their arrests in Bergen County.

The State has filed motions for the pretrial detention of Malik Lee and Zion Martin, which will be heard on June 7 by the Honorable Imre Karaszegi, Jr., J.S.C.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.