Police Investigation Homicide on Lawrence Street in Paterson

Passaic County officials announce that on Thursday, October 15, at approximately 9:01 p.m., police officers responded to the area of 187 Lawrence Street in the City of Paterson in response to a report of a shooting.

Upon their arrival, the officers discovered evidence of the shooting at the crime scene, and moments later they were notified that a victim had just arrived at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center by way of a private vehicle.

According to police, the victim, 26-year-old Twyshon Depew, from Paterson had suffered a gunshot wound and was admitted for emergency treatment. A short time later, Mr. Depew succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced deceased at approximately 11:01 p.m.

This investigation is active and ongoing. More information will be released when it becomes available.

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 tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.