Jibri Chisolm | Homicide Watch Trentonhttp://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/jibri-chisolm/Latest news about Jibri Chisolmen-usTue, 25 Sep 2018 18:04:16 -0400Trenton man was killed over $600 drug debt: DOCUMENTShttp://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2018/09/25/trenton-man-was-killed-over-600-drug-debt-documents/<a href="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/2pck.jpg"><img src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/2pck-500x256.jpg" alt="Stephan Green (left) and Jibri Chisolm" width="500" height="256" class="size-large wp-image-6840" srcset="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/2pck-500x256.jpg 500w, http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/2pck-300x154.jpg 300w, http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/2pck-768x394.jpg 768w, http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/2pck-800x410.jpg 800w, http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/2pck.jpg 952w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Stephan Green (left) and Jibri Chisolm</p> <p>Court documents related to the death of 26-year-old Jibri Chisolm say he was killed because he owed his plug $600 for marijuana. </p> <p>Stephan Green, also known as “Chop,” is accused of murdering Chisolm on the night of September 14 after setting up a meeting in which Green was supposed to supply additional pot to Chisolm’s associate, who was also shot that evening. <span id="more-6844"></span></p> <p>Approximately one week prior to the murder, documents say, the trio met on Bond Street, where Green gave Chisolm $600 worth of marijuana to sell. The plan was for Chisolm to collect double that amount of money in profit to pay back Green at an unspecified date. </p> <p>Documents say Chisolm spent all of the money he made from selling the merchandise and had not paid back his supplier by the time Chisolm’s associate decided to also obtain pot from Green to sell for profit.</p> <p>Chisolm gave his associate Green’s contact information, according to the affidavit of probable cause, and the pair made arrangements to meet on the night Chisolm was killed. </p> <p>Court documents do not say whether Green initially knew Chisolm would attend the meeting that night. But Chisolm, his associate and Green met near J & J Liquor and Bar on Middle Rose Street around 11 p.m.</p> <p>Chisolm’s associate, who survived the shooting, told police he noticed that Green was wearing “thick gloves” when they met, but at the time “did not think anything suspicious” about it. </p> <p>Chisolm's associate drove the two of them to the meetup spot, where Green hopped in the rear of the car, documents say. The trio then drove around the corner and parked on Bond Street. Arrest documents say they sat in the car talking for several minutes before Green exited the car and walked toward Brunswick Avenue to retrieve the marijuana he was supposed to sell to Chisolm’s friend. </p> <p>Several minutes later, Green returned to the vehicle and asked his customer if he wanted the merchandise to be placed in the trunk. Chisolm’s associate then popped open the trunk and he and Chisolm stepped out of the car. </p> <p>And that’s when Green allegedly opened fire, shooting Chisolm in the stomach, causing him to collapse in the street. </p> <p>The surviving victim told cops he ducked and ran toward Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard as Green continued shooting in his direction. While running, he fell, causing injuries to his knees and hands, according to court documents. </p> <p>After initially providing a false story, the surviving victim told cops he believes the shooting occurred as a result of the outstanding debt Chisolm owed for the marijuana Green fronted him. </p> <p>When cops arrived on scene that night, they found Chisolm lying face down in the middle of Bond Street, next to a parked Lexus his associate abandoned during the shooting. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head and abdomen. </p> <p>Chisolm’s associate suffered what appeared to be a bullet graze wound to his right hip.</p> <p>Police found five .45 caliber shell casings at the scene, along with three cell phones, one of which they used to prove Green had been in contact with Chisolm’s associate within the hours leading up to the homicide. </p> <p>Green, who is a convicted felon, was arrested at a hotel in South Brunswick Sunday and charged with murder, attempted murder and related weapons offenses.</p> Penny RayTue, 25 Sep 2018 18:04:16 -0400http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2018/09/25/trenton-man-was-killed-over-600-drug-debt-documents/Jibri ChisolmStephan GreenTrenton man arrested for murder of Jibri Chisolmhttp://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2018/09/24/trenton-man-arrested-for-murder-of-jibri-chisolm/<a href="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/2pck.jpg"><img src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/2pck-500x256.jpg" alt="Stephan Green (left) and Jibri Chisolm" width="500" height="256" class="size-large wp-image-6840" srcset="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/2pck-500x256.jpg 500w, http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/2pck-300x154.jpg 300w, http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/2pck-768x394.jpg 768w, http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/2pck-800x410.jpg 800w, http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/2pck.jpg 952w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Stephan Green (left) and Jibri Chisolm</p> <p>A convicted felon was arrested Sunday in connection with the death of 26-year-old Jibri Chisolm. </p> <p>Stephan P. Green, 30, is charged with murder, attempted murder and related weapons offenses in connection with a September 14 shooting that injured a second victim and left Chisolm dead.</p> <p>Police found Chisolm and another 26-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds on Bond Street a little before midnight. Chisolm suffered gunshot wounds to the head and abdomen; he later died at the hospital. The second victim suffered a non-life-threatening bullet graze to his right hip.</p> <p>As a result of the investigation, prosecutors say, warrants were issued for Green's arrest. He was apprehended Sunday morning at a hotel in South Brunswick by the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force.</p> <p>Green was previously sentenced to three years of hard time after a third-degree conviction for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to online court records.</p> <p>Judge Robert Billmeier sent Green to the slammer in February 2012 after he was hit with aggravated assault and gun charges in 2009, court records show. </p> <p>The circumstances behind those charges weren’t immediately clear from the court records.</p> <p>Green was indicted in December the same year, according to court records, and hit with a superseding indictment in April 2011 in which prosecutors leveled additional charges of terroristic threats and aggravated assault.</p> <p>Green admitted to a third-degree aggravated assault charge as part of a plea deal with prosecutors, records show.</p> <p>Green is being held at the Mercer County Correction Center pending a detention hearing.</p> <p>Prosecutors have not disclosed a motive for Chisolm's killing. </p> <p><em>Trentonian staff writers Penny Ray and Isaac Avilucea contributed to this report.</em></p> Trentonian StaffMon, 24 Sep 2018 12:20:17 -0400http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2018/09/24/trenton-man-arrested-for-murder-of-jibri-chisolm/Jibri ChisolmStephan Green2 shot, 1 killed as Trenton gun violence derails Bond Street cleanuphttp://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2018/09/15/2-shot-1-killed-in-trentons-latest-gun-violence/<p>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/IMG_6405_HW.jpg"><img class="size-large wp-image-6824" src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/IMG_6405_HW-500x375.jpg" alt="Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, sporting eyeglasses and a “We lift Trenton together” baseball cap, talks to a group of volunteers after they removed truckloads of garbage from Sanford Street on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (SULAIMAN ABDUR-RAHMAN — The Trentonian)" width="500" height="375" srcset="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/IMG_6405_HW-500x375.jpg 500w, http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/IMG_6405_HW-300x225.jpg 300w, http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/IMG_6405_HW-768x576.jpg 768w, http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/IMG_6405_HW-800x600.jpg 800w, http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/IMG_6405_HW.jpg 1077w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, sporting eyeglasses and a “We lift Trenton together” baseball cap, talks to a group of volunteers after they removed truckloads of garbage from Sanford Street on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (SULAIMAN ABDUR-RAHMAN — The Trentonian)</p> <p>A late-night shooting left one person injured and another man dead, spawning a homicide investigation derailing the new mayor’s community cleanup initiative on Bond Street Saturday morning.</p> <a href="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/Jibri-Chisolm.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-6827" src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/Jibri-Chisolm-240x300.jpg" alt="Jibri Chisolm" width="240" height="300" srcset="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/Jibri-Chisolm-240x300.jpg 240w, http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2018/09/Jibri-Chisolm.jpg 480w" sizes="(max-width: 240px) 100vw, 240px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Jibri Chisholm</p> <p>“We are still going to do Bond Street,” Mayor Reed Gusciora said Saturday afternoon after he and a team of volunteers removed truckloads of garbage from nearby Sanford Street. “It got sidelined by the investigation, but we are going to continue on. It turned out Sanford was an all-day job anyway.”</p> <p>Authorities identified the deceased victim as Jibri Chisholm, 26, of Trenton.</p> <p>Gunfire erupted in Trenton’s North Ward about 11:55 p.m. Friday on Bond Street near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, triggering a ShotSpotter activation in the 600 block of MLK. Officers quickly arrived on scene and found one man suffering from a gunshot graze wound and Chisholm suffering from multiple gunshot wounds just before midnight, authorities said.<br /> <span id="more-6813"></span></p> <p>Both victims were rushed to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for treatment. Chisholm, also known as Chisolm, was pronounced dead a short time later. The other man was treated for a non-life-threatening injury, a Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman confirmed Saturday.</p> <p>The latest homicide in this 7.5-square-mile capital city occurs at a time when the Trenton Police Department was implementing operational partnerships with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office and other law-enforcement partners to arrest more lawbreakers in response to the recent spate of gun violence that has rocked Trenton since June.</p> <p>Eight victims since June have been killed in the capital city.</p> <p>“It’s a result of economic conditions and the lack of hope you see in these neighborhoods,” Gusciora said in an interview. “That’s why cleaning them up is so important.”</p> <p>The City of Trenton under Gusciora’s leadership planned to host a North Ward community cleanup on Bond and Sanford streets Saturday morning. The homicide prevented the Bond Street cleanup from occurring and resulted in the city exclusively focusing its energy on removing truckloads of junk, rubbish and debris from nearby Sanford Street.</p> <p>“This is so much more than trash,” the mayor said as volunteers, including students from The College of New Jersey, gathered around him off Sanford Street near Brunswick Avenue. “You see the challenges here.”</p> <p>The lack of jobs and lack of opportunities pushes some residents into “doing illegal stuff” to make a living, Gusciora told <em>The Trentonian</em>. “Once guns become involved you get the turf wars. We have to create better educational opportunities for them and create jobs.”</p> <p>North Ward Councilwoman Marge Caldwell-Wilson and East Ward Councilman Joseph Harrison participated in Saturday’s cleanup. “Never seen so much garbage,” Caldwell-Wilson told the newspaper.</p> <p>“These problems are fixable,” Harrison said in an interview. “You have to take pride where you live at. You want to see it get better for the next generation of kids. I want to see these kids be doctors, be the future.”</p> <p>John Harmon, a former Trenton mayoral candidate who grew up on Sanford Street, said this side of Trenton used to be defined by entrepreneurs and working-class spirit.</p> <p>“It’s not the same neighborhood,” he said, “but hopefully we can turn it around. I wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t optimistic we could get the city on the right trajectory.”</p> <p>So far this year, Trenton has experienced 17 killings, which includes three vehicular homicides and the death of Tahaij Wells, who was killed by police during an early morning shootout at a 24-hour arts festival.</p> <p>TPD in recent weeks has executed a number of operational deployment strategies designed to crack down on those responsible for perpetuating violence as well as those who contribute to it, according to Trenton Police Capt. Stephen Varn, who issued a news release last week saying these strategies were developed based upon the analysis of current crime patterns and criminal intelligence information.</p> <p>Between Aug. 6 and Aug. 31, officers made over 250 arrests for various offenses, police said. Included in those arrests were nine arrests for unlawful possession of a handgun, one arrest for unlawful possession of an assault rifle, six arrests for robbery, over 80 drug-related arrests, 70 arrests for active warrants and 29 juveniles were taken into custody for curfew violation.</p> <p>Twenty firearms were confiscated or recovered and over 3,500 decks of heroin were seized during that time period last month, police said, adding cops also seized over 500 grams of marijuana, more than 135 pills and over $43,000 in suspected drug money.</p> <p>Trenton Police officers were able to take these enforcement actions while still responding to over 8,000 calls for service, Varn reported in that Sept. 7 news release.</p> <p>TPD continues to strategize with local, county, state and federal partners to develop plans and operations to address the violence, Varn said, adding Mayor Gusciora and Interim Police Director Pedro Medina have met with New Jersey’s highest-ranking law-enforcement officials earlier this month to examine the recent spate of violence that has afflicted the City of Trenton during Gusciora’s first three months in office.</p> <p>But none of that was able to prevent Friday’s bloodshed.</p> <p>The Mercer County Homicide Task Force is investigating Friday’s slaying. Authorities as of Saturday afternoon have not announced any arrests in the case, and no suspect descriptions have been released. Anyone with information on the fatal shooting may contact the task force at (609) 989-6406.</p> Sulaiman Abdur-RahmanSat, 15 Sep 2018 11:02:48 -0400http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2018/09/15/2-shot-1-killed-in-trentons-latest-gun-violence/Jibri ChisolmStephan Green