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Suspects Captured for Paterson Shooting

By rlsmetro on
Paterson

Authorities in Passaic County reported the arrests of Mr. Rashon Johnson, 30, and Nascir Robinson, 22, both of Paterson, wanted for a shooting investigation that took place July 5, in Park Avenue and Madison Avenue. 

Police said Johnson is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Second Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, First Degree; and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Second Degree. 

According to police, Robinson is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Second Degree; Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Second Degree; and Possession of Hollow Point Bullets, Fourth Degree.

At approximately 2:39 a.m., members of the Paterson Police Department were advised that a 30-year-old male Paterson resident had arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound. 

While the police were en route, a 22-year-old male Paterson resident arrived at the hospital seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound, according to Passaic County authorities. 

Based on the investigation, detectives identified Rashon Johnson and Nascir Robinson as individuals who possessed handguns during the shooting incident. 

Members of the Paterson Police Department arrested Robinson at Paterson Police Headquarters on July 16, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. 

Police said they arrested Johnson on July 21, in the area of Mill and Market streets. 

The State has filed a motion for pretrial detention for both men that a Superior Court Judge will hear. 

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation.

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

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