Paterson resident Justin Pope charged in stray bullet shooting of 7-year-old boy

Paterson police detectives have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the stray bullet shooting of a 7-year-old boy in February.

Paterson police say Justin Pope, 29, is responsible

Paterson police say Justin Pope, 29, is responsible for the stray bullet shooting of a 7-year-old city boy. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

PATERSON - Paterson police detectives have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the stray bullet shooting of a 7-year-old boy in February.

Police identified the suspect as Paterson resident Justin Pope. According to published reports, Pope is a rap artist who goes by the name P-Dice and was formerly a part of rapper Fetty Wap’s Remy Boyz group.

On Feb. 29 7-year-old Jayden Deleon was struck by a stray bullet while sitting inside his home on Rosa Parks Blvd. The child called 911 himself when he and his family saw that he was shot in the arm.

Detectives arrested Pope inside a home on 12th Avenue in Paterson Friday afternoon. He was charged with attempted murder and several weapons charges.

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