Man shot multiple times in West Ward dies, authorities say

A 23-year-old city man is dead after an early morning shooting in the area of Hoffman and Rosemont Avenues in the city’s West Ward Saturday morning.

At approximately 5 a.m. Trenton Police were in the area of Hoffman Avenue and the 100 block of Rosemont Avenue when they heard gunshots, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said.1964473_1537470066478245_700058262_n

According to Casey DeBlasio, spokeswoman for the Prosecutor’s office, police arrived to see a large group of people running in the 200 block of Rosemont Avenue. Upon their arrival, police found a man, identified as Jamer Jay Greenfield, lying on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the chest. He was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he died a sort time later, DeBlasio said. It’s not clear exactly when Greenfield was pronounced dead. Read more

Hearing set to determine possible pattern of abuse against murder victim Ruschell Fireall

A hearing that could expose his past criminal record was set up today for the guy known as Dollar Bill charged with running a former girlfriend’s car off the road and shooting her dead at the curb as her mother watched.

William Marshall, 46, who has a record for assault and burglary, is charged with murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses for the slaying of 42-year-old Ruschell Fireall in November 2012. Read more

Defense attorney for William Nobles requests neuro exam, enters not guilty plea

A defense lawyer called for a neurological exam Monday for the suspected killer of Celeste Pernell, who was stabbed to death with scissors that were left in her neck.

Assistant Mercer County Public Defender Jenna Casper asked for the medical tests and entered a not guilty plea for 40-year-old William Nobles, who lived with Pernell, 54, and her mother.
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Ewing man shot and killed in Trenton

July 12 Homicide

A Ewing man is dead after being shot multiple times near a city bar early Saturday morning, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office said.

Enrico Smalley Jr.

Enrico Smalley Jr.

According to Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Doris Galuchie, around 1:20 a.m. police responded to a call of shots fired at the corner of North Clinton Avenue and Poplar Street. Galuchie said police arrived to find a black male lying on the sidewalk in front of La Guira Bar.

The victim, identified as 20-year-old Enrico Smalley Jr., had been shot multiple times, including at least one shot to the head, Galuchie told The Trentonian. He was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds three hours later.

A motive has not been established and, at present, no suspect description was given.
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Trenton man pleads guilty to possession of stolen car used in drive-by

A drug convict on probation pleaded guilty today to possession of the stolen car used by others in a drive-by murder along Route 29 on Jan. 30, 2012.

Luis Alvarado, 24, admitted in court that he was tooling around in the stolen black Chrysler Sebring in the hours before it was used to ambush Daquan Dowling as he drove north along the highway between Cass Street and Memorial Drive.
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Bail amount upheld for Trenton man accused of killing Pinkey Priester

A judge kept the bail at $750,000 cash Wednesday for the ex-con charged with shooting ten bullets into Pinkey Priester in the middle of Centre Street on the night of June 15.

Murder suspect Tomarkus Whitfield, 36, appeared on jailhouse video before Mercer Superior Court Judge Robert Billmeier, who made his call after hearing the accusations and about the suspect’s history of weapons offenses.
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Father confronts suspect over plea agreement in son’s death

A retired Trenton cop stood up in court to protest today when a prosecutor offered a 10-year plea deal to an accomplice of his son’s suspected killer.

Luddie Austin also confronted Raheem Currie as the accused accomplice stepped outside the courthouse, threatening the young man until his mother stepped in and told the cop “Get out of my face.’’
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A year after Garious Burton’s death, family still searches for answers

On the morning of June 29, 2013, Kenquetta Cohen was running errands when she first received news of her younger brother’s murder.

“I turned completely numb inside,” Cohen said in a recent conversation.

Cohen, 35, lives in Greenwood, South Carolina, and she received the news via a Facebook message that was initially read by her daughter. And after reading the message, the young girl called her mother and told her that 30-year-old Garious Burton was being kept alive by life support.

“My daughter said, ‘G has been shot and he’s on life support,’” Cohen said. “I thought it was a dream. But when I talked to police, the first thing they said was that they were sorry for my loss.” Read more

Police identify Wednesday murder victim; arrest suspect in connection with Naquan Ellis slaying

Police have identified a man who was found Wednesday shot and killed in an alley, and they also arrested a city man in connection with the murder of 23-year-old Naquan Ellis.
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Man arrested in connection with Pinkey Priester murder

A city man was arrested Tuesday evening in connection with the murder of 33-year-old Pinkey Priester.

Around 10 p.m. on June 16, police were dispatched to the 300 block of Centre Street where they found Priester lying in the middle of the road suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Priester was then taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and later pronounced dead.

Sources told The Trentonian that Priester had been in a fist fight shortly before he was shot and killed, but police have not confirmed that detail. Sources also say that the person who killed Priester stood over his body and fired several shots as he laid on the ground.
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