Trenton man indicted in connection with 2014 murder of Silas Johnson
A city man accused of killing two people last year has been indicted in connection with one of the cases.
Randy Washington, 34, was recently indicted on charges of murder, related weapons offenses, resisting arrest, obstructing the administration of law and criminal trespass in connection with the shooting death of 64-year-old Silas Johnson. Washington remains in jail on $2.3 million bail.
Johnson was gunned down near the intersection of Market Street and the Route 1 overpass on the morning of Oct. 29. When police arrived on-scene, they found him lying on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Johnson was then taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Witnesses told police that Washington was in a struggle with Johnson when he produced a handgun and fired several times. Police apprehended Washington on Conover Alley shortly after the shooting.
According to prosecutors, evidence collected at the Market Street crime scene also linked Washington to the July 30 murder of George Jamison. Police say Jamison was shot once in the back while sitting on a bus stop bench in front of 18 North Broad Street. The murder was reported as a robbery gone awry, and witnesses told police they saw a lone black male bicycling away from the crime scene shortly after the shooting.
Washington is also charged in connection with five robberies that occurred in the city between July and October last year.