Man indicted for shooting at homicide victim

Trenton - Juan Colon, 44, was indicted on criminal attempted murder charges last Wednesday for shooting at Orlando Sanchez two weeks before he was murdered.

On Aug. 25, 2012, Colon allegedly went to Sanchez’ Elm Street home, where his girlfriend was sleeping at the time. Sanchez, 28, answered the door and Colon reportedly told him to wake his girlfriend up. When the woman would not wake up, Colon became angry and kicked in the door and began shooting at Sanchez as he fled upstairs. Sanchez was not hit in the shooting.

A few weeks later on Sept. 9, Sanchez was gunned down in an alley off of Chestnut Street. According to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the case remains open and no one has been charged in connection with his death. Colon, who was arrested on Sept. 17 in Florida on warrants for shooting at Sanchez, is considered a person of interest in the case.

Anyone with information regarding Sanchez’ homicide can call the Trenton Police confidential tipline at (609) 989-3663 or the Crimestoppers tipline at (609) 278-8477.

Those wishing to text a tip regarding Sanchez’ homicide can send a message labeled TCSTIPS to Trenton Crime Stoppers at 274637.

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