Two men arrested in connection with Elvin Kimble homicide

Two men were arrested in the shooting death of Elvin Kimble, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday.

According to a release, the pair were arrested on Friday morning in connection with the 19-year-old’s death.

Jermaine Johnson

Jermaine Johnson

Jermaine Johnson, 40, of Ewing and Gary M. Spears, 33, of Trenton by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the U.S. Marshals. Johnson was arrested at his home, and Spears was taken into custody at a relative’s home, the prosecutor’s office said.

Both men are currently charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. Each man had his bail set at $1 million.

The charges are the result of an investigation by prosecutor’s Detective Nancy Diaz and the homicide task force.

The victim, Elvin Kimble, died of a single gunshot wound to the back the release said. His body was discovered near a parked van behind a home on Division Street on Nov. 24, 2015 around 6:15 a.m.

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