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Two People Arrested in 4th Ward Shooting

By PATERSONPRESS.COM STAFF

December 10, 2012 at 7:24 AM

PATERSON, NJ - Two 24-year-old suspects in a 4th Ward shooting were arrested on Friday in the Sussex County town of Vernon, police said.

Brian Curry of Wayne and Ashley Conklin of Highland Lakes were both charged with attempted murder, police said. Curry, who also faces weapons charges, is being held on $750,000 bail, while Conklin's  bail is $600,000.

The shooting happened on November 5, near the corner of 12th Avenue and William Street. At the time of the incident, police said the victim was shot while fleeing a robbery attempt. The suspects, according to police, pulled up to him in a light-colored vehicle and demanded his possessions.

Authorities now say the shooting was "narcotics related" but would not elaborate.

Curry and Conklin were identified as the suspect through an investigation by Cease-Fire Detectives Carlos Charon and Rick Ferreira.