Police charge two in connection with murder of Chevin Burgess

Two city men have been charged in connection with the death of 22-year-old Chevin Burgess.

On the evening of January 4, firefighters found Burgess dead inside a burning car in the 100 block of Hart Avenue. A medical examiner later determined Burgess’ death to be a homicide caused by a gunshot wound.

Calier Samad, 26, and Joeryan Foreman, 20, were later charged in connection with Burgess’ death.

According to prosecutors in the case, Burgess was shot and killed during the course of a robbery. Prosecutors say Samad shot Burgess in the head, and that the body was then driven to Hart Avenue, doused with gasoline and set on fire.

Samad is charged with murder, felony murder, robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Foreman is charged with felony murder, robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Samad’s bail was set at $1 million. He is currently being held at the Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility on unrelated charges.

Foreman is being held at the Mercer County Correction Center on $600,000 bail.

The case remains under investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trenton Police Detective Brian Egan at (609) 989-6406.

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