14-year-old Trenton teen arrested for murder

Brian Ficzko

Brian Ficzko

A 14-year-old city male was arrested last week in connection with the murder of Brian Ficzko.

The teen, who’s name was not released because he is a juvenile, is charged with murder, felony murder, robbery and related weapons offenses.

Law enforcement sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the case believe Ficzko was in the capital city to purchase drugs. Sources say he was shot during the course of a drug buy when the other party in the transaction decided to rob him.

Police found Ficzko behind the wheel of his car after it crashed into a utility pole and another vehicle outside the Fast Trac Mini Mart along the 300 block of Mulberry Street around 6 p.m. on December 21.

After being rushed to the hospital, medical professionals learned Ficzko suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Ficzko, 40, from Flemington, worked as an HVAC technician and graduated from Hunterdon Central Regional High School, according to his Facebook page. Public records show he has served time in jail for violating probation.

He previously pleaded guilty in Hunterdon County Superior Court to burglary and defrauding the administration of a drug test.

The city teen arrested for Ficzko’s murder is being held at the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center.

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