Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that on August 22, 2019, at approximately 7:01 p.m., police officers responded to the area of 125 Presidential Boulevard in the City of Paterson in response to a report of shots fired.
Upon their arrival, the officers discovered three victims in the area outside of 125 Presidential Boulevard, 38-year-old Santos Lantigua from Jersey City, 19-year-old Shadire Scott from Paterson, and 25-year-old Xavier McCray from Paterson.
All three men had suffered gunshot wounds, and they were transported to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center for treatment. Scott was treated and released from the hospital, Lantigua was admitted and is in stable condition, however McCray died from his wounds and was pronounced deceased at 9:02 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.