82-year-old charged with attempted murder


PATERSON, NJ- An investigation by the Paterson Police Department has led to the quick arrest of a man suspected of pulling the trigger in the Wednesday shooting which left a 58-year old with non-fatal wounds.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, Clark J. Thomas, 82, Paterson, has been charged with Attempted Murder, First Degree, and Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree.

According to earlier reports, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Lyon Street at approximately 11:22 p.m. Wednesday on the report of shots fired. Upon arrival the victim was located in a basement room and immediately transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Thomas, currently in the Passaic County Jail,  faces up to 20 years in jail on the most serious charge.