Two Arrested for Attempted Murder During Armed Robbery Monday
Thursday, October 17, 2013 • 11:46am
PATERSON, NJ - Two city residents, one male and one female, have been arrested for attempted murder during an armed robbery Monday evening during which a female passenger in a car was shot in the leg on North 6th Street near Belmont Avenue.
According to Lt. Patrick Murray, the incident occured around 6:43 p.m. Monday, when a 21-year-old female and a resident of Riverdale, accompanied by a male companion, was shot in the right leg. Carlos Santos, 29, and Danaisha Thompson, 20, have been arrested for attempted murder and robbery and are being detained at the Passaic County Jail.
The victim was reported in stable condition at St. Joseph's Medical Center three days after the incident.
"The motive for this incident appears to be robbery, and the victim and her companion were in an area known for narcotics activity at the time of the incident," Murray said.
Anyone with further information can contact Detective Rick Ferreira or Detective Carlos Charon of the Ceasefire Unit at (973) 321-1342.