Authorities in Passaic County said Mr. Jeremaih Rosado, 18, and Mr. Imeir I. Tucker, 24, both from Paterson, were arrested on July 6 and July 8, 2021, respectively, in relation to the homicide that took place on July 3, 2021, at 159 Franklin Street.
Police said Mr. Rosado and Mr. Tucker are both charged with Murder, first degree; Conspiracy to Commit Murder, first degree; Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, second degree; and Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, second degree.
According to police, at approximately 10:02 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, Paterson Police were dispatched to 159 Franklin Street in Paterson in response to a report of shots fired.
Upon their arrival, officers located Mr. Juan Garcia, 28, from Paterson lying on the sidewalk with apparent gunshot wounds.
Paterson Police Officers immediately began providing medical attention to the victim and requested an ambulance.
Upon the arrival of medical personnel, Mr. Garcia succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Police said the subsequent investigation revealed that Mr. Rosado and Mr. Tucker, were among the individuals responsible for the murder of Mr. Garcia.
Mr. Rosado was arrested on July 8, 2021, at approximately 11:20 a.m., by the Paterson Police Department at the tire shop located at East 22nd Avenue and Park Avenue without incident.
According to police, Mr. Tucker was also arrested without incident on July 6, 2021, at approximately 3:55 p.m., by the Paterson Police Department, when he reported to the Paterson Police Headquarters.
The State has filed motions for pretrial detention that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge.
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