Ewing man charged with murder held on $1M
A Ewing man accused of gunning down Jermaine “Mooky” Johnson was caught on tape fleeing the scene of the shooting, prosecutors said.
Jamar Mcoy’s bail hearing went forward Monday after it was rescheduled last week when a Mercer County public defender said she had a conflict of interest.
McCoy, 32, is charged with murder and weapons offenses for allegedly gunning down Johnson, 26, on April 26, while he sat inside of a Nissan Murano parked in the driveway of a Hillcrest Avenue residence.
Johnson was shot at least five times and taken by ambulance to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
McCoy is also charged with aggravated assault for repeatedly pistol-whipping Johnson’s brother in the head after the shooting.
McCoy’s bail was maintained at $1 million after prosecutors said he was identified by witnesses as the shooter and captured by surveillance cameras leaving the scene of the shooting.
Last week, Caroline Turner said it would be inappropriate for her to argue McCoy’s bail because she represents Johnson’s brother in another criminal matter.