Police investigating Homicide on Quinton Avenue

Police are investigating a homicide in the city’s Villa Park section.

The killing took place around 12:28 a.m. to the 800 block of Quinton Avenue, according to Police Lt. Mark Kieffer.

“Officers were detailed on a report of shots fired,” Kieffer said. “Upon arrival they found a black male shot.”

Police investigate the scene of an early morning shooting in the City's Villa Park section that left one man dead, police say. (For The Trentonian/SHAHEED M. MORRIS)

Police investigate the scene of an early morning shooting in the City’s Villa Park section that left one man dead, police say. (For The Trentonian/SHAHEED M. MORRIS)

Doris Galuchie of The Mercer County Prosecutor’s office said that the victim, identified as Jahmar Hall, 24, of Trenton was gunned down in the street and taken to St. Francis Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 1 a.m.

No suspect information was available and the crime remains under investigation.

Police ask that anyone with is asked to call the Mercer County Homicide Task Force (609) 989-6406, or use the Trenton police confidential tip line at (609) 989-3663. Tipsters may also call the Trenton Crime Stoppers tipline at (609) 278-8477. Those wishing to text a tip regarding the killing or any of the other crimes can send a message labeled TCSTIPS to Trenton Crime Stoppers at 274637.

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On the evening of January 4, firefighters found Burgess dead inside a burning car in the 100 block of Hart Avenue. A medical examiner later determined Burgess’ death to be a homicide caused by a gunshot wound.

Calier Samad, 26, and Joeryan Foreman, 20, were later charged in connection with Burgess’ death.
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Mercer Prosecutor Joe Bocchini identified the suspects Friday as Anthony Hemingway, Naquan Chance, and London Feliciano — all 25-year-old Trentonians — and Quosheon Williams, 23, of Lawrence.

Each is charged with murder, felony murder, three counts of robbery, burglary, three counts of aggravated assault, and multiple weapons offenses, the prosecutor said.
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One dead, two more injured in North Ward shooting

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The shooting took place on Girard Avenue near St. Joes Avenue, and police on the scene said that all three victims were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center’s trauma unit. One male was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other victims are being treated for a variety of gunshot wounds.
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Man found shot and killed Wednesday inside a Smith Street home

A man was found shot and killed inside a Smith Street home Wednesday afternoon, and police are working to confirm the victim’s identity.

According to law enforcement, around noon Wednesday, a man was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a home in the 200 block of Smith Street. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sources say a woman found the man dead inside the house and then called police. Sources also say the man may have been shot outside the home and then forced his way into the property where he eventually died.

The home where the man was found Wednesday is located a few houses away from where a shooting took place Monday morning. But police were unable to confirm whether the two incidents are connected.

The homicide remains under investigation, and police are working to confirm the victim’s identity.

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Bush surrendered to Mercer prosecutors on Aug. 30 and has been lodged in the county jail since in lieu of $1 million bail.

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Joseph Gaines, 45, was shot while seated in a parked SUV around 4 p.m. on March 9. Witnesses told police that the shooter approached on foot and fired several shots at the vehicle before fleeing the area.

A 21-year-old man was also injured in the shooting and suffered a graze wound to his hand; Gaines was struck at least once in the head, according to police.

Markquice R. Thomas, 28, was arrested in connection with the case two days after the shooting and charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses.

Prosecutors were notified by the hospital that Gaines died early Thursday morning. And a judge has signed a criminal complaint charging Thomas with first-degree murder in connection with Gaines’ death, according to prosecutors in the case.

Thomas is now being held on $500,000 cash bail.