Trenton man arrested in Newark in connection with murder of Enrico Smalley Jr.

A city man was arrested Saturday in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Enrico Smalley Jr.

Around 1:20 a.m. on July 12, police were dispatched to the corner of Poplar Street and North Clinton Avenue, where they found Smalley lying on the sidewalk in front of La Guira Bar suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the head. Smalley was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Shaheed Brown

Shaheed Brown

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force then developed enough evidence to charge Shaheed Brown, 30, in connection with Smalley’s death. And Brown was arrested Saturday in Newark.

Brown is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to possess a weapon. He is being held at the Mercer County Correction Center on $1 million cash or bond bail.

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