ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION WITH JUNE 24, 2018 SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

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PATERSON, NEW JERSEY:

JULY 18, 2018

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that based upon an investigation by the Paterson Police Department, in conjunction with thePassaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Johnny Milete 28 years-old of Paterson, New Jersey, was arrested on July 17, 2018 in relation to a shooting incident that took place June 24, 2018 in the area of 21st Avenue and Plum Street.

Mr. Milete is charged with Attempted Murder, First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Second Degree; Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree, and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Second Degree.

On June 24, 2018, members of the Paterson Police Department were advised that a 29-year old male from Paterson, NJ was seeking treatment for non-fatal gunshot wounds at Saint Joseph’sRegional Medical Center in Paterson. Based on the initial investigation the victim was shot by a food truck in the area of 21st Avenue and Plum Street and Mr. Milete was identified as the shooter. Mr. Milete was arrested on July 17, 2018 in the area of Park Avenue Paterson

The sentencing exposure for Mr. Milete on First Degree Attempted Murder is 10-20 years New Jersey State Prison with 85% of those terms to be served before parole pursuant to the No Early Release Act and 5 years parole supervision; on Second Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison with a minimum of 42 months before parole eligibility pursuant to the Graves Act; on Second Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose it is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison with 42 months of parole ineligibility pursuant to the Graves Act; on Second Degree Certain Persons not to Possess a Firearm it is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison with 5 years of parole ineligibility pursuant to the Graves Act

Johnny Milete is scheduled to appear at Central Judicial Processing on July 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. The State intends to file a motion for pretrial detention in this matter that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.

For media inquiries concerning this case, contact Senior Assistant Prosecutor Seth Galkin of thePassaic County Prosecutor’s Office at sgalkin@passaiccountynj.org or at (973) 881-4849.

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