Trenton man arrested in Ewing man’s murder

Wade Williams

Wade Williams

A city man was charged with the September slaying of a Ewing man.

Authorities announced they arrested Wade J. Williams, 42, in connection with the murder of 51-year-old Tyrone King. The Sept. 17 killing was described by police as an isolated incident that happened during a stretch that included two other murders, capped by the gunning down of King.

King, who originally hailed from North Trenton and was known as “Big Face,” was described by friends as a “good dude” and a “humble person” murdered following a senseless spat with someone inside a car.

Mercer County investigators say that someone was Williams, of West State Street, who has been charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

After being educated in the Trenton public schools system, King worked for Discount Auto in Langhorne, Pa., for two decades, according to his obituary. He loved having cookouts and watching sports. He was accommodating, trying hard to make sure friends and family were comfortable.

“He would even give you the shirt off of his back,” family wrote in his obituary. “Of course you were going to hear a few choice words…but at the end of the day, he came through. He made everyone feel welcome and everyone loved him for it.”

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office did not elaborate on a possible motive for the killing in a statement it sent out Tuesday announcing Williams’ arrest.

Charges followed an investigation by the county’s Homicide Task Force, led by Trenton Police’s Waldemar Garcia.

Trenton cops responded to calls for shots fired in the 900 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. When patrol officers arrived, they found King laying on the floor inside a deli. He was bleeding from a gunshot wound to the chest and transported to Capital Medical Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Williams was apprehended at his home Tuesday morning by members of the U.S. Marshals and county task force. Prosecutors are expected to file a motion to have Williams detained.

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