Shaheed Brown indicted in connection with the murder of Enrico Smalley Jr.

Shaheed Brown was indicted last week in connection with the murder of Enrico Smalley Jr.

Brown, 30, was indicted on charges of murder, related weapons offenses and certain persons not to possess a firearm.

Around 1:20 a.m. on July 12, police found 20-year-old Smalley lying on the sidewalk in front of La Guira Bar at the corner of Poplar Street and North Clinton Avenue. Smalley suffered multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the head, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force then developed enough evidence to charge Brown in connection with Smalley’s death. In August, Brown was arrested in Newark after allegedly shooting an unnamed Trenton resident in the face during a carjacking. Those charges were dropped, though, because the victim decided not to file a complaint. After Brown was arrested in Newark, he was transported to Trenton to face charges alleging that he killed Smalley.

Brown remains in the Mercer County Correction Center on $1 million bail.

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