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Three Arrested, Charged in Connection to Paterson Shooting


Passaic County officials announce that based upon an investigation by the Paterson Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Christian Patterson, 29, of Paterson, Delshawn Wright, 22, of East Orange and Keyshawn Wright, 20 of East Orange, were arrested in relation to a shooting investigation that took place on August 9, in the area of East 23rd Street and Park Avenue in Paterson.

According to police, on August 9, at approximately 12:30 a.m., members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of East 23rd Street and Park Avenue in Paterson on a report of shots fired.

Police report that while units were responding, officers were notified that a 22-year-old male from Newark, arrived at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center seeking treatment for non-fatal gunshot wounds.

Police located a crime scene in the area of East 23rd Street and Park Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey. The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on an investigation, detectives determined that Christian Patterson shot the victim three times while brothers, Delshawn Wright and Keyshawn Wright, acted as accomplices to Patterson during the incident.

Both Delshawn and Keyshawn were arrested at approximately 6:30 p.m. on August 18, in the area of East 23rd Street and Park Avenue, Paterson.

Christian Paterson was arrested at approximately 8:00 a.m. on August 20 in the area of 120 Auburn Street, Paterson.

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 or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.