Passaic County officials announce that at approximately 6:02 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of 495 East 19th Street in Paterson in response to a report of a shooting.
According to county officials, upon their arrival, officers located the victim, Mr. Juan Soto, 43-years-old from Paterson, lying on the street in front of 495 East 19th Street with an apparent gunshot wound.
Officials said that medical personnel arrived and transported Mr. Soto to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.
More information will be released once it becomes available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.