Paterson, NJ Police Arrest Shooting Suspect
20-year-old Anthony Olivo is accused of using a handgun to shoot the victim before fleeing the scene. Authorities believe that a fight broke out between Olivo and the victim, resulting in Olivo shooting the victim once in the leg.
As Olivo allegedly tried to leave, a security guard fired his weapon and shot Olivo multiple times.
When Paterson, NJ police responded to a report of a shooting at the Banana King restaurant in Paterson, they found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his right leg.
Sometime later, Olivo showed up at the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for his gunshot wounds. Olivo initially told medical personnel that he had been shot in a different part of Paterson.
A police investigation determined that Olivo was the shooting suspect. Olivo was later arrested at the hospital and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and certain persons not to have weapons.
In New Jersey, aggravated assault is governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). As set forth by the statute, an attack with a deadly weapon is a second degree felony. If Olivo is convicted of second degree aggravated assault, he could be sentenced to 10 years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “After Shooting Paterson Man, Ridgewood Resident Is Shot by Security Guard, Police Say.“