Scooter Shooting Suspect's Bail Lowered to $2M

A lawyer for Jhymiere Moore says his client can't post that amount

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    Genesis Rincon died after being hit by a stray bullet while she was riding a scooter on a Paterson street, police said.

    A suspect in the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet while riding a scooter in northern New Jersey has had his bail lowered to $2 million cash.

    But a lawyer for Jhymiere Moore says his client can't post that amount. Moore's bail was set at $3 million after he was arrested on murder and weapons offenses.

    The Record reports a judge agreed to reduce it during a hearing held Monday. Moore's lawyer, Harley Breite, said his client isn't a flight risk, does not have a passport and turned himself in.

    The 19-year-old Paterson resident has pleaded not guilty. Passaic County prosecutors argued that high bail is justified because the killing of Genesis Rincon is a very serious crime.