PATERSON, N.J. – A knife-wielding Paterson man shot by police died Thursday morning, authorities said.
Ramon Andrade, 37, was holding the weapon when two off-duty officers responding to a call of a man acting erratically on Levine Street encountered him at 9:30 a.m. March 2, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdess aid.
“During the encounter, one of the officers discharged a firearm, striking [Andrade],” Valdes said. “A knife was recovered at the scene.”
Andrade was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, where he died Thursday morning, she said.
Next-of-kin have been notified and a medical examiner will conduct a post-mortem in Newark, the prosecutor said.
Valdes asked that anyone who witnessed what happened or has information that could help the investigation contact her office on its tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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