New attorney subs in for Trenton teen charged with murder

A Trenton teenager accused of fatally shooting another teen during a botched drug deal has a new attorney. Alberto Lopez, 18, is now represented by defense attorney Mark Fury. He was being represented by public defender Jason Charles Matey. Lopez was 16 when he allegedly shot 17-year-old Shamere Melvin in the head during a botched … Read more →

Teen charged in 2013 murder, moved to adult jail after turning 18

A Trenton teenager accused of fatally shooting another teen during a botched drug deal has been ordered transferred to the Mercer County jail after he recently turned 18. Alberto Lopez was 16 when he allegedly shot 17-year-old Shamere Melvin in the head during a botched robbery in December 2013 on the 300 block of North … Read more →

Trenton teen indicted in connection with Shamere Melvin murder

A grand jury returned a five-count indictment Wednesday charging a city teen with the murder of Shamere Melvin, who was gunned down in December 2013. Melvin, 17, was shot and killed in the 300 block of North Clinton Avenue around 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2013. When police arrived on-scene, they found him lying on … Read more →

Bail held at $750K for 17-year-old accused of killing other teen

Teenager Alberto Lopez stared at a county prosecutor befuddled by the accusation that he staged a fake drug deal on the night of Dec. 18, 2013 in order to rob another teenager. Prosecutors said Lopez, who was 16 at the time, ended up shooting 17-year-old Shamere Melvin in the head during the botched robbery shortly … Read more →

Alberto Lopez

  • Arrested: Dec. 21, 2013
  • Age: 17
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Unknown

Suspected in the Dec. 18, 2013, death of Shamere Melvin.