Passaic County officials announce that Alexi Dowell, 35, and Calbert Tate, Jr., 24, both of Paterson, were arrested in relation to a shooting investigation that took place October 31, in the area of East 25th Street and 15th Avenue in Paterson.
Passaic County officials stated that Alexi Dowell is charged with Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. Calbert Tate, Jr. is charged with Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.
According to county officials, on October 31, at approximately 5:45 p.m., members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of East 25th Street and 15th Avenue on a report of a shooting.
Officials said that upon arrival, police located a potential crime scene and a 35-year-old male Paterson resident, later identified as Alexi Dowell, who sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound.
According to officials, Mr. Dowell was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson for treatment.
The investigation revealed that after a fight had erupted between several males in the area of East 25th Street and 15th Avenue, Alexi Dowell and Calbert Tate fired handguns at each other, resulting in Dowell being struck by gunfire.
Based on the investigation, Alexi Dowell and Calbert Tate, Jr. were identified as the gunmen, and arrest warrants were issued.
On November 3, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Alexi Dowell responded to Paterson Police Headquarters, where he was arrested. On November 8, at approximately 7:46 a.m., Calbert Tate, Jr. responded to Paterson Police Headquarters, where he was arrested, county officials stated.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.