Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce that on June 25, at approximately 1:10 a.m., Paterson Police were dispatched to the area of 33 Belle Avenue on a report of shots fired.
Upon their arrival, officers located evidence of a crime scene in the area of 41 Belle Avenue but did not locate a victim.
A short time later, members of the Paterson Police Department were advised that Mr. Yeshawn Staggers, 27, from Paterson, was transported St. Joseph’s University Medical Center for a gunshot wound but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
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 email@example.com or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.