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Police arrested two city guys accused of gun crimes, like a non-fatal shooting, portion of authorities’ push to curb the current sustained stream of gun violence.

Jetor Brown, 24, was arrested Sunday in connection with an Aug. 24 shooting, Prosecutor Camelia Valdes mentioned in a statement. Brown was charged with various crimes, like aggravated assault and possession of a handgun for an unlawful objective, the statement mentioned.  

Jetor Brown (Photo: Courtesy of Passaic County Prosecutor’s Workplace)

On Aug. 24, Paterson Police had been told that a 19-year-old city resident arrived at St. Joseph’s Regional Healthcare Center with a non-fatal gunshot wound, the statement mentioned. Following the investigation, police arrested Brown and charged him for the shooting.

Brown was also charged with resisting arrest for his Sunday arrest and with gun crimes connected to a June 12 incident. It is unclear if the two June 12 incidents are connected or 1 and the very same. 

The Prosecutor’s Workplace also announced it arrested Jordany Santana, 19, on Aug. 24 for a June 12 incident, the statement mentioned. Santana was charged with various counts of unlawful possession of a handgun, the statement mentioned. 

Calls to the Prosecutor’s Workplace for additional details had been not quickly returned.

Brown was arrested the very same weekend as the city heavily elevated its police presence to break an eight-weekend streak of shootings.

As many as 60 extra officers from federal, state, county and city agencies patrolled the city streets while two law enforcement helicopters hovered in the sky. The push was in response to the back-to-back fatal shootings of a 13-year-old boy and a food delivery driver in separate incidents on the same 4th Ward street on Oct. 6 and 7, authorities said.

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Both Santana and Brown are being held in the Passaic County jail. Brown is scheduled for a detention hearing on Oct. 18

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information to call 1-877-370-PCPO or email [email protected] or to call Paterson Police at 973-321-1120.

Rodrigo Torrejon is a breaking news reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to all the major news happening in North Jersey, subscribe here. To get breaking news directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter.

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