Police make three arrests, issue warrant in Friday homicides
Trenton police have arrested three men in connection with the murder of Emilio Lopez and have issued a warrant for the arrest of William Marshall in connection to the murder of Ruschell Fireall.
Lopez, 34, was killed on the 100 block of Kent Street in what was initially reported as a stabbing, but police later learned he had been fatally shot.
Witnesses reported that a van had pulled up and someone shot Lopez at point-blank range.
Det. Brian Egan along with Det. Tony Abarno of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office were assigned to the case and spent the weekend canvassing for witnesses and reviewed video surveillance.
The detectives, with the assistance of detectives Ryan Woodhead and Jason Snyder and officers Jonathan Woodhead and Luis Vega, had enough information to arrest Trenton residents Roberto Cruz, 31, Jose Rivera, 19 and Kenneth Rivera, 19.
They were each charged with murder and weapons offenses. The case is still an ongoing investigation.
Marshall is accused of chasing Fireall, his ex-girlfriend, until she parked her car on the sidewalk of the 300 block of Pennington Avenue.
Fireall, who had placed a restraining order against Marshall, got out of her car to confront him when she was shot multiple times.
Marshall, 44, is considered to be armed and dangerous. According to New Jersey court records, he had served time in prison on assault and burglary charges. Det. Edgar Rios and Det. Tom Watters from the prosecutor’s office are investigating the case.
Anyone with information in either case can call Trenton police at (609) 989-4000 or contact Crime Stoppers at (609) 278-8477, or texting to 274637 with the keyword “TCTIPS,” or submitting a tip online at trentoncrimestoppers.com.