Man Killed At Anti-Violence Event
Published : Wednesday, 04 Aug 2010, 1:01 PM EDTPATERSON, N.J. - A man attending a block party as part of the National Night Out
anti-crime initiative was shot and killed in Paterson, N.J.
Police say 39-year-old Robert Godfrey was shot in the head while arguing with another man Tuesday.
It happened in front of a crowd just before midnight at 74 Godwin Ave.
on Wednesday were searching for Marlon Rochester. The 30-year-old has been charged with Godfrey's murder and weapons offenses.
Lt. Ron Humphrey says witnesses saw the two men arguing loudly when Rochester 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. The August 3rd event was the 27th annual night out against crime.
24 neighborhood block parties were scheduled in Paterson as part of the event.