Passaic man faces assault charge

Passaic. Yormani M. Cruz charged with assault and unlawful possession of a handgun after alleged assault in May.

17 Jun 2020 | 03:19

An 18-year-old Passaic man faces charges after a shooting that took place in Passaic on May 16.

Yormani M. Cruz, 18, was charged with second-degree aggravated assault, second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun and second-degree possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose on June 16. He also was charged with fourth-degree resisting arrest.

Police said on May 16, police located evidence of the crime scene, but were unable to locate a victim. Cruz was identified and arrested in Paterson.

The state has filed a motion for pretrial detention in this matter that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge.