Murder suspect held on $1 million bail

The suspect in the death of a Trenton man has been returned to New Jersey after he was captured in Miami.

Robert E. Byers, of Trenton, has been charged with the shooting death of Devon Hewitt on Nov. 21, 2013.

A U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force investigation revealed that Robert E. Byers was the alleged shooter. According to police, the 36-year-old suspect was arrest on March 27, in Miami and was then extradited to Trenton. He appeared in court on Wednesday where he was charged and his bail was set at $1 million.

On Nov. 21, around 4:45 p.m., police discovered 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.

Byers is being held at the Mercer County Correctional Facility while awaiting a formal indictment.

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