Quran Brittingham | Homicide Watch Trentonhttp://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/quran-brittingham/Latest news about Quran Brittinghamen-usFri, 07 Nov 2014 18:43:04 -0500Arrest made in Halloween Homicide, alleged killer found hiding under pile of clotheshttp://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2014/11/07/arrest-made-in-halloween-homicide/<p>Authorities announced on Friday evening that police arrested <a href="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/suspects/donte-jones/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/suspects/donte-jones/', 'Donte Jones']);" >Donte Jones</a>, 23, of Trenton in connection with the murder of <a href="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/levonza-thompson/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/levonza-thompson/', 'Levonza G. Thompson']);" >Levonza G. Thompson</a>, 36, of Philadelphia.</p> <p>According to the Mercer County Prosecutor's office, the 23 year-old was discovered hiding under a pile of clothes in the third floor attic of a home in the first block of Laurel Place. <span id="more-2230"></span></p> <p><a href="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2014/11/Donte-Jones.jpg" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2014/11/Donte-Jones.jpg', '']);" ><img src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2014/11/Donte-Jones-240x300.jpg" alt="Donte Jones" width="240" height="300" class="alignright size-medium wp-image-2231" /></a></p> <p>Thompson <a href="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2014/11/01/authorities-investigating-halloween-homicide-in-citys-west-ward/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2014/11/01/authorities-investigating-halloween-homicide-in-citys-west-ward/', 'was gunned down in the 200 block of Coolidge Avenue around 11:05 p.m. on Halloween']);" >was gunned down in the 200 block of Coolidge Avenue around 11:05 p.m. on Halloween</a>. He was rushed to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later, the prosecutor's office said in the release. </p> <p>The prosecutor’s office said witnesses reported Thompson had been involved in a struggle in the Oakland Park Apartments courtyard area when Jones allegedly pulled a handgun and fired multiple shots. </p> <p>Jones was arrested Friday morning by members of the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force in a home on the first block of Laurel Place. He is facing murder and weapons charges and his bail has been set at $1 million cash only.</p> <p>Thompson was the uncle of 23-year-old <a href="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/naquan-ellis/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/naquan-ellis/', 'Naquan Ellis']);" >Naquan Ellis</a> who was shot in June at the North 25 Housing Complex off of Calhoun Street. Ellis died at the hospital.</p> <p>Jones’ arrest comes just one day after authorities charged Randy Kareem Washington, 33, in connection with the murders of 43-year-old <a href="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/george-jamison/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/george-jamison/', 'George Jamison']);" >George Jamison</a> and 64-year-old <a href="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/silas-johnson/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/silas-johnson/', 'Silas Johnson']);" >Silas Johnson</a>. He is also charged in connection with five armed robberies that occurred in Trenton between July and October. </p> <p>Thompson was one of five people slain in a 10-day period, two of those occurring in less than 24-hours. <a href="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2014/11/03/quran-brittingham-found-dead-monday-near-footpath-to-dr-canal/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2014/11/03/quran-brittingham-found-dead-monday-near-footpath-to-dr-canal/', 'Quran Brittingham']);" >Quran Brittingham</a> was found dead on Monday, and hours later police responded to the 1000 block of South Broad Street to find <a href="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2014/11/04/man-shot-and-killed-tuesday-morning-on-south-broad-street/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2014/11/04/man-shot-and-killed-tuesday-morning-on-south-broad-street/', 'Rodney Burke']);" >Rodney Burke</a>, 48, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Burke later died at St. Francis Medical Center. </p> <p>Those homicides remain under investigation. </p> Scott KettererFri, 07 Nov 2014 18:43:04 -0500http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2014/11/07/arrest-made-in-halloween-homicide/Quran BrittinghamRodney BurkeNaquan EllisGeorge JamisonSilas JohnsonDonte JonesRandy Kareem WashingtonQuran Brittingham found dead Monday near footpath to D&#038;R Canalhttp://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2014/11/03/quran-brittingham-found-dead-monday-near-footpath-to-dr-canal/<p><iframe src="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/api/v1/homicides/113.html" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p>The city has now experienced five homicides in less than three weeks. </p> <p>Around 8 a.m. Monday, police found 21-year-old <a href="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/quran-brittingham/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/quran-brittingham/', 'Quran Brittingham']);" >Quran Brittingham</a> dead after officers were dispatched to the intersection of Bruce Park Drive and Edgewood Avenue to investigate a report of “unknown trouble.” <span id="more-2181"></span></p> <a href="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2014/11/IMG_2851.jpg" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2014/11/IMG_2851.jpg', '']);" ><img src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/trenton/files/2014/11/IMG_2851-150x150.jpg" alt="Quran Brittingham" width="150" height="150" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-2216" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Quran Brittingham</p> <p>Police say Brittingham was lying on a footpath leading to the Delaware and Raritan Canal showing signs of injury. The type of injury has not been disclosed at this time, but police confirmed that Brittingham was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is pending an autopsy scheduled for later this week, according to prosecutors investigating the case.</p> <p>Brittingham is the second person to be found dead near that portion of the D&#038;R Canal this year. <a href="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/aaron-lewis/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/aaron-lewis/', 'Aaron Lewis']);" >Aaron Lewis</a>, 23, of Hamilton, was found shot and killed near that location in April. </p> <p>After an August and September with zero murders, this year's homicide toll is now 28. </p> <p>On Halloween, police found 36-year-old <a href="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/levonza-thompson/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/levonza-thompson/', 'Levonza Thompson']);" >Levonza Thompson</a> outside of Oakland Park Apartments suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Thompson, who is the uncle of <a href="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/naquan-ellis/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/naquan-ellis/', 'Naquan Ellis']);" >Naquan Ellis</a> who was shot and killed in June, was later pronounced at the hospital. <a href="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/iyeesha-kia-thomas/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/iyeesha-kia-thomas/', 'Iyeesha Kia Thomas']);" >Iyeesha Kia Thomas</a> and <a href="http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/silas-johnson/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article-int', 'http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/victims/silas-johnson/', 'Silas Johnson']);" >Silas Johnson</a> were also found shot and killed last week. </p> <p>According to prosecutors, no arrests have been made in connection with the deaths of Brittingham, Thompson, Thomas nor Johnson. </p> <p>Anyone with information about either murder is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at 609-989-6406. Or, call the Trenton police confidential tip line at 609-989-3663.</p> <p>Tipsters may also call the Trenton Crime Stoppers tip line at 609-278-8477. Those wishing to text a tip can send a message labeled TCSTIPS to Trenton Crime Stoppers at 274637.</p> <p><em>Editor's note: This story has been updated with a different photograph of Brittingham at the request of his family.</em></p> Penny RayMon, 03 Nov 2014 15:40:42 -0500http://trenton.homicidewatch.org/2014/11/03/quran-brittingham-found-dead-monday-near-footpath-to-dr-canal/Quran BrittinghamSilas JohnsonIyeesha Kia ThomasLevonza Thompson