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UPDATE: Paterson Man Arrested in Connection with Shooting Investigation

By rlsmetro on
Paterson

Passaic County officials announce that based upon an investigation by the Paterson Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Dazhier Huggins, 20, of Paterson, was arrested in relation to a shooting investigation that took place July 20, in the area of Carroll and Harrison streets in Paterson. 

According to county officials, Dazhier Huggins is charged with Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

Additionally, Dazhier Huggins is charged with the following charges in relation to his July 22 arrest: 

  • Unlawful Possession of a Handgun
  • Possession of CDS (Heroin)
  • Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute (heroin)
  • Possession of CDS (heroin) with Intent to Distribute within 1,000 Feet of School Property
  • Possession of CDS (heroin) with Intent to Distribute within 500 Feet of Public Property
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Narcotics Offense
  • Resisting Arrest

According to county officials, on July 20, at approximately 11:40 p.m. members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of Carroll and Harrison streets in Paterson on a report of shots fired. 

Officials said that upon arrival, police located a potential crime scene and a 19-year-old male Paterson resident who had sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound. The victim was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson for treatment. 

Based upon the investigation, it was determined that the victim was standing in the area of Carroll and Harrison streets when he was struck by gunfire.

During the investigation, Dazhier Huggins was identified as a suspect in the shooting. Members of the Paterson Police Department arrested him on July 22, at approximately 1:52 p.m. after a brief foot pursuit in the area of Lafayette and Mercer streets in Paterson. 

At the time of his arrest, Dazhier Huggins was in possession of a 9-millimeter handgun and 10 bricks of suspected heroin. 

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 tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.