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PATERSON — Authorities have charged a 19-year city man with attempted murder in connection with an Aug. 3, 2019 shooting that left two men hospitalized.
Dijon Sellow of Paterson was arrested on Feb. 7 near Ellison Street after a joint investigation among various law enforcement agencies identified him as the shooter of two city residents aged 18 and 20 last summer, authorities said.
Sellow faces 10 to 20 years in state prison from a charge of attempted murder and more than 50 years in additional time for various firearm offenses, according to a joint statement from the Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, U.S. Marshall Juan Mattos, Jr. and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora.
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Authorities said Sellow and his alleged victims were not immediately located when police responded to. The victims, however, were located a short time later at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center receiving treatment on non-fatal gunshot wounds.
In addition to a first degree attempted murder charge, Sellow received two second degree counts each of unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose in connection with the shooting.
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A 14-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after police say she shot a 17-year-old boy. Sarasota police say officers responded Wednesday night to 23rd Street for a report of a shooting in the area. Officers say they found a 17-year-old boy with gunshot wounds. Police say the 17-year-old is expected to survive. According to police, witnesses said the 17-year-old was talking to them when the 14-year-old walked up and started shooting the 17-year-old. Officers said the girl fired multiple rounds, hitting the 17-year-old twice.Police said the two teens know one another.The 14-year-old was arrested Thursday and taken to the Sarasota County Jail.
Sellow was also charged with various firearm charges, including possession of hollow point bullets and a large capacity ammunition magazine in connection with his Feb. 7 arrest, authorities said. State prosecutors are seeking pretrial detention for Sellow.
Anyone with information about the shooting can contact the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office at 1-877-370-PCPO or firstname.lastname@example.org or the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.
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