Police arrest 2 for murder of Paterson gas station attendant Ruslan Magamedov
Authorities have arrested two men in connection with the robbery and fatal shooting of a Paterson gas station attendant.
Dennis Barrett, 21, of Paterson, and Jorge Martinez, 21, of Garfield, have been charged with felony murder and robbery, among other charges. They are accused of killing 57-year-old Ruslan Magamedov.
Magamedov was working at the First Avenue Gas station on Jan. 23 when he encountered the alleged suspects. He was robbed and shot, according to the Passaic County prosecutor.
Employees at the gas station told News 12 New Jersey that it is a cash-only station, and they believe that is why it was targeted for robbery. Coworkers say Magamedov, a Fair Lawn resident, worked at the gas station for about eight months.
Barrett and Martinez were arrested Thursday by investigators.
The Passaic County prosecutor says that this is still an ongoing investigation and urges anyone who may have information about the crime to contact the department's tip line at 1-877-370-PCPO.