Shaheed Brown’s third murder trial ends with hung jury

Alleged killer Shaheed Brown remains in legal limbo following another mistrial.

Shaheed Brown listens to testimony from New Jersey State Police Detective Joseph Itri. (FILE PHOTO)

Shaheed Brown listens to testimony from New Jersey State Police Detective Joseph Itri. (FILE PHOTO)

Brown’s third murder trial ended Thursday with a hung jury, prompting his defense attorney to file a motion seeking to get the indictment dismissed.

Brown, 34, of Trenton, is accused of shooting and killing 20-year-old Enrico Smalley Jr. about 1:20 a.m. July 12, 2014. Trenton Police were dispatched to the corner of Poplar Street and North Clinton Avenue, where they found Smalley lying on the sidewalk in front of La Guira Bar suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the head. Smalley was rushed to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Read more

Trenton man was killed over $600 drug debt: DOCUMENTS

Stephan Green (left) and Jibri Chisolm

Stephan Green (left) and Jibri Chisolm

Court documents related to the death of 26-year-old Jibri Chisolm say he was killed because he owed his plug $600 for marijuana.

Stephan Green, also known as “Chop,” is accused of murdering Chisolm on the night of September 14 after setting up a meeting in which Green was supposed to supply additional pot to Chisolm’s associate, who was also shot that evening. Read more

Trenton man arrested for murder of Jibri Chisolm

Stephan Green (left) and Jibri Chisolm

Stephan Green (left) and Jibri Chisolm

A convicted felon was arrested Sunday in connection with the death of 26-year-old Jibri Chisolm.

Stephan P. Green, 30, is charged with murder, attempted murder and related weapons offenses in connection with a September 14 shooting that injured a second victim and left Chisolm dead.

Police found Chisolm and another 26-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds on Bond Street a little before midnight. Chisolm suffered gunshot wounds to the head and abdomen; he later died at the hospital. The second victim suffered a non-life-threatening bullet graze to his right hip.

As a result of the investigation, prosecutors say, warrants were issued for Green’s arrest. He was apprehended Sunday morning at a hotel in South Brunswick by the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Green was previously sentenced to three years of hard time after a third-degree conviction for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to online court records.

Judge Robert Billmeier sent Green to the slammer in February 2012 after he was hit with aggravated assault and gun charges in 2009, court records show.

The circumstances behind those charges weren’t immediately clear from the court records.

Green was indicted in December the same year, according to court records, and hit with a superseding indictment in April 2011 in which prosecutors leveled additional charges of terroristic threats and aggravated assault.

Green admitted to a third-degree aggravated assault charge as part of a plea deal with prosecutors, records show.

Green is being held at the Mercer County Correction Center pending a detention hearing.

Prosecutors have not disclosed a motive for Chisolm’s killing.

Trentonian staff writers Penny Ray and Isaac Avilucea contributed to this report.

2 shot, 1 killed as Trenton gun violence derails Bond Street cleanup

 

Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, sporting eyeglasses and a “We lift Trenton together” baseball cap, talks to a group of volunteers after they removed truckloads of garbage from Sanford Street on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (SULAIMAN ABDUR-RAHMAN — The Trentonian)

Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, sporting eyeglasses and a “We lift Trenton together” baseball cap, talks to a group of volunteers after they removed truckloads of garbage from Sanford Street on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (SULAIMAN ABDUR-RAHMAN — The Trentonian)

A late-night shooting left one person injured and another man dead, spawning a homicide investigation derailing the new mayor’s community cleanup initiative on Bond Street Saturday morning.

Jibri Chisolm

Jibri Chisholm

“We are still going to do Bond Street,” Mayor Reed Gusciora said Saturday afternoon after he and a team of volunteers removed truckloads of garbage from nearby Sanford Street. “It got sidelined by the investigation, but we are going to continue on. It turned out Sanford was an all-day job anyway.”

Authorities identified the deceased victim as Jibri Chisholm, 26, of Trenton.

Gunfire erupted in Trenton’s North Ward about 11:55 p.m. Friday on Bond Street near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, triggering a ShotSpotter activation in the 600 block of MLK. Officers quickly arrived on scene and found one man suffering from a gunshot graze wound and Chisholm suffering from multiple gunshot wounds just before midnight, authorities said.
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Alleged killer launched Trenton bar fight before Eric Rue homicide

Hours after bouncers removed Mycol Beckett from a city bar for violent behavior, he armed himself with a handgun and murdered Eric Rue, an innocent victim who had regularly patronized the establishment, authorities allege in court documents.

Mycol Beckett (left) is accused of killing Eric Rue (right)

Mycol Beckett (left) is accused of killing Eric Rue (right)

Beckett, 29, entered Championship Bar and Music on the 900 block of Chambers Street during the early morning hours of Sept. 1. He got into a physical altercation with another male at the bar about 12:30 a.m., prompting bouncers to kick Beckett out.

About six hours after the bar fight, surveillance footage shows Beckett getting dropped off near the intersection of Chambers Street and Morris Avenue from a dark-colored Mazda sedan. Beckett then walks to the front passenger door of a vehicle occupied by Rue, leaning with his right hand on the door frame of the front passenger door, according to court documents.

Beckett then appears to engage the victim in a conversation for approximately 60 seconds before shooting the victim through the front passenger’s window, which was partially opened, Detective Scott Rich of the Mercer County Homicide Task Force alleges in an affidavit of probable cause. Read more

Alleged Art All Night gunman limps into court with arm sling, gets detained

Alleged Art All Night gunman Davone White has been indicted on allegations he pointed a loaded pistol at a Trenton cop and in the direction of numerous civilians during the 24-hour arts festival that ended in chaos and bloodshed June 17.

Davone White

Davone White

Authorities are still awaiting ballistics test results to confirm whether White fired his black Tanfoglio handgun, but the Superior Court on Friday ordered the city man to be jailed without bail pending final resolution of his case, firmly convinced the defendant pulled the trigger.

“It’s a serious danger to the community — possession of a firearm at a public event,” Judge Anthony Massi said Friday at White’s detention hearing, “and discharging that firearm.” Read more

3 Trenton self-confessed killers serving time in state prison

(From left) Briann Lindsey, Antonio Sloan and Freilyn Delacruz

(From left) Briann Lindsey, Antonio Sloan and Freilyn Delacruz (NJ DOC Photos)

Three of Trenton’s most notorious killers have been sentenced to state prison following their recent confessions of guilt.

Briann Lindsey, 26, of Trenton, is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women for killing her boyfriend last year. Read more

3 killers get 15 years for gunning down Trenton teen

(left to right) Wilson George, Jayshawn Smith and Juprie Wadley

(left to right) Wilson George, Jashawn Smith and Juprie Wadley

Case closed!

The three men who shot and killed 15-year-old Maurice Wimbush-Jalaah at a West Ward housing complex in 2016 have each been sentenced to 15 years of state incarceration.

Juprie Wadley, 21; Wilson George, 21; and Jashawn Smith, 20, have all pleaded guilty in the case. They confessed June 25 to first-degree aggravated manslaughter, admitting they gunned Wimbush-Jalaah down at Prospect Village during the afternoon of June 11, 2016. The victim later died at the hospital from his life-threatening injuries.

Maurice Wimbush-Jalaah (submitted photo)

Maurice Wimbush-Jalaah (submitted photo)

Police apprehended all three killers almost immediately following the daylight slaying, but George was initially released because he was not in possession of a gun at the time he was stopped. Smith and Wadley allegedly had weapons with them when police apprehended the trio on Louise Lane following the fatal shooting. Another gun was found on the ground on Louise Lane, and police later charged George with weapons offenses for allegedly tossing it before his apprehension. Read more

Trenton man arrested for murder of Eric Rue

Mycol Beckett (left) is accused of killing Eric Rue (right)

Mycol Beckett (left) is accused of killing Eric Rue (right)

A city man with a history of being arrested for gun violence has been charged in connection with the murder of Eric Rue. Read more

Man killed in Trenton Saturday morning

Police investigate a murder on Morris Avenue Saturday morning. (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

Police investigate a murder on Morris Avenue Saturday morning. (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

A man enrolled in the military who has roots in the capital city died by gunfire in the East Ward Saturday morning, becoming the latest victim to be killed from ongoing gun violence this summer.

Police responded to Morris and Commonwealth avenues around 8 a.m. after someone reported an unresponsive male inside a vehicle near that intersection. Cops found the car’s door wide open with 34-year-old Eric Rue inside, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body.

Emergency personnel rushed Rue to Saint Francis Medical Center, where he died a short time later, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. Read more