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Paterson Man Accused of Trying To Kill 2 Cops Is Acquitted

Paterson man accused of trying to kill 2 cops is acquitted

Tuesday August 13, 2013, 4:46 PM, BY  JOHN PETRICK, STAFF WRITER, The Record

A jury acquitted a Paterson man Tuesday of trying to kill two city police officers who, prosecutors say, were fired at while chasing a suspect after seeing him rob someone at gunpoint.

Quashon Kearney AquittedQuashon Kearney broke down in tears as co-defense counsel Kenyatta Stewart, of Newark, put his arm around him after the jury foreman announced the “not guilty” verdict on all charges — two counts of attempted murder, two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, one count of unlawful possession of a weapon, one count of resisting arrest and one count of robbery.
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