Wednesday homicide victim is father of previously slain Trenton teen

Elvin Kimble (left) and his father Elvin Grimsley. (submitted photo)

Elvin Kimble (left) and his father Elvin Grimsley. (submitted photo)

The man who was murdered while in a car Wednesday night is the father of a city teen who was killed in a gun battle in Chambersburg last year.

Elvin Grimsley, 38, was gunned down while sitting in a car near the intersection of Whittaker Avenue and Elmer Street around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Officials have not disclosed a motive for the killing, nor have they released a suspect description.

Grimsley is the father of 19-year-old Elvin Kimble, who was killed last November in a gun battle that took place near the intersection of Rusling Street and Chestnut Avenue. Kimble was found lying behind a van on Division Street wearing a ski mask with a gun in his hand about six hours after that shootout and was pronounced dead at the scene. Prosecutors believe he managed to run to Division during the shootout where he collapsed and was hidden by a van overnight until residents found him as they were heading to work in the morning.

Jermaine Johnson, 40, and Gary Spears, 33, were later arrested and charged with murder in connection with Kimble’s death.

Anyone with information about Grimsley’s death is asked to call police at 609-989-4155, or contact the Trenton Police confidential tip line at (609) 989-3663. Individuals may also call the Trenton Crime Stoppers tip line at (609) 278-8477. Those wishing to text a tip can send a message labeled TCSTIPS to Trenton Crime Stoppers at 274637.

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