Police investigating homicide on Roosevelt Street
Police are investigating an apparent homicide in the 500 block of Roosevelt Street Friday night that left one man dead.
First Assistant Prosecutor Doris Galuchie told The Trentonian that 20-year-old Jamal Laramore was shot to death in the 500 block of Roosevelt Street. Galuchie said that police received the call around 6:59 p.m.
The incident happened directly across the street from last weekend’s fatal struggle between an off duty officer and another man where the off-duty officer, as well as Alfred Toe, was attending a post-funeral gathering.
In that incident prosecutors said Constantine Toe, Alfred’s brother was shot in the hand while trying to disarm Alfred during an altercation involving several men at the gathering, which prompted intervention from the officer.
After hearing the gunshot, prosecutors said, an armed off-duty Trenton Police officer drew his weapon, ordered Constantine onto the ground and confiscated the handgun he took from his brother.
While the officer was holding both handguns Alfred tried to grab one of the weapons from the officer, prosecutors said.
However, during the struggle Alfred was shot once in the chest, according to prosecutors in the case. He later died at the hospital.
Galuchie told The Trentonian that the killing was not related to last weekend’s homicide in the same neighborhood.
The incident remains under investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force.