Police Continue Search for Suspect in 1st Ward Shooting
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 • 4:04pm
PATERSON, NJ – Authorities are still looking for a 26-year-old city man wanted on attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting in the 1st Ward earlier this summer.
Police consider Jermaine Swindell, a resident of Governor Street, armed and dangerous. Swindell had been wounded himself in a shooting 13 days before the shooting for which he is a suspect. City police say they have not determined whether the two shootings were connected, or if retribution was Swindell's motive.
The case in which Swindell is wanted happened at about 11:40 pm on June 27 near the intersection of N. Main & Stout streets. Police say Swindell began firing into a vehicle occupied by several men, one of whom was wounded in the head. The victim, a 21-year-old resident of E. 31st Street, was wounded in the right temple and has since been released from St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, police said.
Swindell had been wounded on June 14 in an incident near the corner of Governor and Carroll streets. That case remains an open investigation and authorities have not identified a suspect in it.
Authorities are asking that anyone with information on the Swindell's whereabouts call 911, or contact Det. Sgt. Antonio Urena or Det. Carlos Charon of the Paterson Police Cease-Fire Unit the detectives at 973-321-1342. The public can also provide police with information through the Tips Hotline at 973-523-TIPS or Twitter @ceasefireppd.