UPDATE: 20-Year-Old Man Shot Dead in Paterson

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that on today, at approximately 12:54 a.m., police officers responded to the area of 53 Sandy Court in the City of Paterson in response to a report of shots fired.

Upon their arrival, the officers discovered the victim, Brian Taveras, 20 years old from Paterson, lying on the sidewalk outside of 53 Sandy Court with an apparent gunshot wound.

Mr. Taveras was transported to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 1:15 a.m.

This investigation is active and ongoing.

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 Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.