Juvenile suspect arrested in connection with Shamere Melvin murder

A 16-year-old male was arrested Saturday in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Shamere Melvin.

Around 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 18, police found Melvin lying on the sidewalk in the 300 block of North Clinton Avenue suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. Melvin was pronounced dead at the scene.

Then, around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, police arrested a 16-year-old Trenton resident and charged him with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon in connection with Melvin’s death.

Sources say the juvenile was arrested near the corner of Walnut and Chestnut Avenue by members of the Mercer County Homicide Task Force, the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force and the state probation division. The suspect has been remanded to the Middlesex County Youth Detention Center.

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