Trenton man indicted in connection with Halloween homicide

Donte Jones

Donte Jones

A city man accused in connection with a Halloween homicide has been indicted by a grand jury.

Donte Jones, 24, is charged with first-degree murder and related weapons offenses in connection with the shooting death of 36-year-old Levonza Thompson.

Around 11 p.m. on October 31, police found Thompson lying on the ground in the 200 block of Coolidge Avenue suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police recovered 10 shell casings and a live round from the crime scene, and Thompson later died at the hospital.

Witnesses reportedly told police that Thompson was involved in a struggle in the Oakland Park Apartments courtyard area when Jones allegedly pulled a handgun and fired multiple shots. Jones was arrested about a week after the murder and charged in connection with Thompson’s death. Prosecutors say police found Jones hiding under a pile of clothes in the third-floor attic of a home located in the first block of Laurel Place. Jones was out on bail on weapons charges at the time of the shooting, according to prosecutors in the case.

(Left) Naquan Ellis and (Right) Levonza Thompson. (Facebook photo)

Naquan Ellis (left) and Levonza Thompson. (Facebook photo)

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

Thompson was the uncle of 23-year-old Naquan Ellis who was shot and killed in June 2014 at the North 25 Housing complex off of Calhoun Street.

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