Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that based upon an investigation by the Paterson Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the United States Marshals, Qualil Moore, 25 years old, from Paterson, was arrested on October 23, in relation to a shooting investigation that took place June 22, 2018 in the area of Park Avenue and East 23rd Street Paterson NJ.
According to police, on June 22, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Park Avenue and East 23nd Paterson on a report of a person shot.
Officers arrived at the scene located a 40-year-old male Paterson resident who had sustained a non-fatal gunshot. The victim was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson for treatment according to police.
Based on the investigation, police say they identified Mr. Moore as the shooter then arrested him on Tuesday in the area of Crown Heights, Brooklyn New York.
Police charged Mr. Moore with Attempted Murder, First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Second Degree; Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, First Degree; and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Second Degree.
Mr. Moore is pending extradition to New Jersey. The State intends to file a motion for pretrial detention in this matter that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge according to authorities.
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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 email@example.com or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.