Male teen arrested in connection with Ciony Kirkman’s death
A city teen was arrested last week in connection with the shooting death of 16-year-old Ciony Kirkman.
Prosecutors say a 17-year-old male, whose name has not been released because he is a juvenile, was arrested late Friday at a relative’s house in the city and charged in connection with Kirkman’s death.
Kirkman became this year’s fifth murder victim after the vehicle she occupied was ambushed by gunfire on Jersey Street around 6:30 p.m. on April 24.
Several sources told The Trentonian residents of Jersey Street were warned the street was “going to be lit up like a firecracker” prior to the shooting.
Minutes after the warning, sources say, they heard at least a dozen gunshots in rapid succession.
Kirman was struck in the head by a bullet that traveled through the rear windshield of the minivan she occupied. Police say Kirkman was with six other juveniles in a Ford Windstar that was previously reported stolen.
She died two days after the incident.
The 17-year-old male who was arrested Friday is charged with murder, six counts of aggravated assault and related weapons offenses. He is being held at the Middlesex County Youth Detention Center.