Trenton man arrested in connection with Devon Hewitt murder

A Trenton man was arrested last week in connection with the 2013 murder of 47-year-old Devon Earl Hewitt.

Around 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 21, police found Hewitt lying on the floor of a residence in the 100 block of Phillips Avenue suffering from a single gunshot wound. Hewitt was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, over the course of the investigation, the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force developed leads on the suspect’s whereabouts and then forwarded that information to law enforcement in Florida.

On Thursday, Robert E. Byers, 36, was arrested in Miami and charged with first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Byers is being held at the Miami-Dade Police Department pending extradition to New Jersey.

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