Two Passaic juveniles charged with attempted homicide in stabbing of Passaic Teen all involved go to Passaic High

21 12 2007

PASSAIC — Police have arrested and charged two juveniles with attempted homicide for allegedly stabbing a 17-year-old boy during an attempted robbery Monday afternoon.

Investigators believe one of the arrested youths, who are 15 and 17 years old, is responsible for stabbing the boy in the chest, piercing his lung, said Capt. Ross Capuana of the Passaic Police Department’s youth services division. The victim, whose injuries were described as “life-threatening” before he underwent surgery, remained in stable condition at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Thursday, Capuana said.The alleged attackers were also charged with unlawful weapons possession and conspiracy to commit an unlawful act. They were held Thursday at the Passaic County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police anticipate additional arrests in the case, in which a group of bandana- and scarf-masked young men mobbed and assaulted the victim and another 17-year-old boy after they refused to hand over their North Face brand jackets. The other boy was not seriously injured.

Both the victims and their alleged attackers are students at Passaic High School, police said.




One response

31 12 2007

there are too many fights and too much gang activity in the high school. students who are 18 and over are not treated as adults and get away with crime. Once someone is 18, the police should be called for the adult to be arrested and charged. Not in passaic high school.

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