Trenton police arrest suspect in Monday murder
Police have arrested the alleged murderer of Andre Corbett the day after he was killed.
Keith Wells-Holmes, 20, of Trenton, was arrested and charged with murder and weapons offences Tuesday night at Trenton Police headquarters.
Corbett, 35, died on Monday at 2:43 p.m. after Wells-Holmes shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene on foot in front of a doorway at 194 Oakland Street, near Hoffman Avenue. Corbett’s body was visible to his family for an extended amount of time. His mother, Theresa Corbett’s cries could be heard from nearly a block away.
The TPD’s Det. Edgar Rios and Bryan Cottrell of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office were assigned to the case and they worked the case overnight. Through video surveillance and tips from the community, the detectives developed enough probable cause to arrest Wells-Holmes, Lt. Stephen Varn said.
Wells-Holmes is being held on a full $1 million cash bail. Varn declined to discuss the motive for the murder and said the case remains an ongoing investigation.
Corbett’s death marks the second homicide of 2013 and police are currently two for two by making arrests in both homicide cases.
Anyone with information on the homicide can contact Det. Rios at 609-989-4158 or the confidential tipline at 609-989-3663.