Paterson teenager charged with murder for allegedly shooting 21-year-old man in September 2015

A city teenager has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting and killing 21-year-old Zahmir Hayes in September 2015, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes.

Justin Ruiz, 18-year-old, was arrested Sunday by city police officers working in conjunction with the prosecutor’s office, according to authorities.

Ruiz is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, authorities said.

Authorities said Ruiz is responsible for the September 1, 2015 shooting death of Hayes. The victim was in the area of 10th Avenue and East 22nd Street …read more

Source: Paterson Times

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