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Paterson PD: Detectives Chase Down Gunman

Hill was charged with weapons possession and resisting arrest.
Hill was charged with weapons possession and resisting arrest. Photo Credit: CLIFFVIEW PILOT file photo

PATERSON, N.J. -- A trio of Paterson detectives chased down a city man who was carrying a semi-automatic handgun, authorities said Wednesday.

Detectives Joehan Suarez, Salvatore Marotta and Jason English were monitoring hot spots in the city in an unmarked vehicle around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when they spotted 21-year-old Kishun S. Hill standing in front of an East Main Street business.

Given "a recent rash of business robberies," the detectives got out to investigate further, Police Director Jerry Speziale said.

As they did, Marotta spotted the butt of a handgun sticking out of Hill's waistband, the director said Wednesday.

Marotta warned his colleagues as Hill took off, Speziale said.

The trio then chased him onto North 1st Street, where Hill tossed the gun, the director said.

English recovered the weapon as his partners pursued Hill into a rear yard, where they grabbed him -- with help from backup Detectives Anthony Castronova and William Hermann -- as he tried to scale a fence.

Hill remained held without bail Wednesday in the Passaic County Jail, charged with resisting arrest and weapons possession.

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