PATERSON, N.J. — A 25-year-old Paterson police officer was arrested and charged with pointing and shooting a gun at a victim, hurting two.
Dante L. Gordon, 25, of Paterson, was arrested 10 a.m. Friday in Princeton, New Jersey.
He was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose a handgun, which holds a maximum of 10 years in state prison.
Gordon was also charged with aggravated assault by pointing a handgun at another, and aggravated assault by recklessly causing bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon. Each charge carries a maximum of 18 months in state prison.
The incident occurred last Thursday at 1:20 a.m., outside a 7-Eleven at 262 Main Street.
Gordon, who off-duty at the time, allegedly pointed a handgun at Travis Mann, 34, of Wanaque, and shot.
Another victim, John Smith, 36, of Paterson, was in the vicinity of the discharge. Both victims suffered injuries as a result of the fragment or debris from the discharge.
Gordon posted bail for $10,000 Saturday afternoon and has an electronic monitoring bracelet on him.