UPDATE: 25-Year-Old Prospect Park Man Fatally Shot in Paterson

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that on Monday, November 4, at approximately 1:01 p.m., police officers responded to the area of North 1st Street and Haledon Avenue in the City of Paterson in response to a report of shots fired.

Upon their arrival, the officers discovered one victim, Mr. Niyam Deloatch, 20 years old from Prospect Park, with apparent gunshot wounds.

Mr. Deloatch was transported to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. 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