NJ man shot dead on crowded street during National Night Out anti-violence block partyBy AP
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
NJ man gunned down at anti-violence block party
PATERSON, N.J. — Police say a man attending a block party as part of the National Night Out anti-crime initiative was shot and killed in New Jersey’s third-largest city.
Paterson police say 39-year-old Robert Godfrey was shot in the head while arguing with another man on a crowded street Tuesday.
Police are searching for a 30-year-old man who has been charged with Godfrey’s murder and weapons offenses.
Lt. Ron Humphrey says witnesses saw the two men arguing loudly when the suspect pulled a gun and shot Godfrey once in the head.
National Night Out is observed across the U.S. as an annual event meant to heighten drug and crime prevention awareness.
Information from: The Record of Bergen County, www.northjersey.com