3 Arrests Made In Connection To Recent Passaic Shooting

Photo Credits: Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office                                                                                                                                                                              Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic Police Chief Luis A. Guzman have announced that, based upon an investigation by the Passaic Police Department, 31-year old Farad Anthony from Passaic; Sahad Burgos, 31-years-old from Passaic and Carinell Pellot-Nieves, 24-years-old from Prospect Park, New Jersey, have been arrested in relation to a shooting investigation that took place May 4, 2022, in the area of Market Street and Morris Street in Passaic.

Farad Anthony and Sahad Burgos are each charged with two counts of Attempted Murder, First Degree; Robbery, First Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, First Degree; Aggravated Assault, Second Degree; Burglary, Second Degree; Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Second Degree; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree; and Criminal Restraint, Third Degree.

Carinell Pellot-Nieves is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Second Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Second Degree.

On May 4, 2022, at approximately 7:56 a.m., members of the Passaic Police Department responded to the area of Market Street and Morris Street in Passaic on a report of an injured victim.  Upon arrival, the police located a witness who advised the victim had left the area. Shortly thereafter, members of the Passaic Police Department were advised that a 28-year-old male Passaic, New Jersey resident arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson seeking treatment for non-fatal injuries. Farad Anthony and Sahad Burgos were identified as actors who assaulted the victim during a home invasion and fired a handgun in the victim’s direction, but the victim was not struck. Carinell Pellot-Neives was identified as a co-conspirator in the incident.

On May 12, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m., members of the Passaic Police Department arrested Farad Anthony and Carinell Pellot-Nieves at the Newark Liberty International Airport.  On May 12, 2022, at approximately 6:19 p.m., members of the Passaic Police Department arrested Sahad Burgos in the area of Passaic Street and Columbia Avenue in Passaic.

The sentencing exposure for Farad Anthony and Sahad Burgos on each count of First Degree Attempted Murder is 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison with 85% of that term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act and five years parole supervision upon release; on First Degree Robbery it is 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison with 85% of that term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act and five years parole supervision upon release; on First Degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon it is 10-20 years New Jersey State Prison; on Second Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose it is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison with 42 months of parole ineligibility pursuant to the Graves Act; on Second Degree Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons it is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison with 5 years to be served before parole eligibility; on Second Degree Aggravated Assault it is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison with 85% of the term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act and three years parole supervision upon release; on Second Degree Burglary it is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison with 85% of the term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act and three years parole supervision upon release; and on Third Degree Criminal Restraint it is 3-5 years New Jersey State Prison.

The sentencing exposure for Carinell Pellot-Nieves on Second Degree Conspiracy to Commit Robbery is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison with 85% of that term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act and three years parole supervision upon release, and on Second Degree Conspiracy to Commit Burglary is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison with 85% of that term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act and three years parole supervision upon release.

The State intends to file motions for pretrial detention for Farad Anthony, Sahad Burgos and Carinell Pellot-Nieves that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Passaic Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-365-393.

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