2 Injured in Drive-By Shooting in Trenton

Police say two people were injured in a shooting Sunday and a man was arrested on unrelated weapons charges at the scene.
The shooting happened around 5 p.m. on the 800 block of Stuyvesant Avenue, police said.
Officers responding to a report of shots fired found casings and later received information that two men — ages 17 and 24 — arrived at Capital Health Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds.
They told police they were in the area when a dark-colored vehicle drove by and began shooting at them, police said. Both were shot in the torso, but are in stable condition, police said.
The Shooting Response Team continues to investigate.
While detectives were investigating Sunday, police say a “highly intoxicated” man tried to enter the crime scene and was behaving in a “tumultuous” manner.
He was armed with a knife and spat at officers trying to take him into custody, police said.
Kyle Stephen, 51, is charged with throwing bodily fluid on a law enforcement officer, weapons offenses, improper behavior and obstructing the administration of law.

Man Shot to Death on Trenton Street

Detectives are investigating the death of a man who was shot on East State Street Monday night, officials said.

Police officers, firefighters, and EMS were sent to the 1100 block of East State Street, near North Olden Avenue, at about 10:15 p.m. and found a man shot multiple times, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

The man was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later at a city hospital, officials said.

The victim was not immediately identified, and police said Tuesday no arrests had been made in the investigation.

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office’s Homicide Task Force is leading the investigation.


Man Charged with Assault of Woman in Highland Park

Brandon Cox, 23, of the Somerset section of Franklin Township, has been charged with kidnapping, attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault; armed robbery; endangering the welfare of a child; and related charges in the alleged attack of the woman on Harper Avenue in Highland Park.

Cox was arrested last week on an unrelated matter and later charged in the attack.

At around 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, Cox allegedly approached the 36-year-old woman, who was walking with her child, with a weapon and then “forced her into the basement of a nearby apartment building, sexually assaulted her and repeatedly punched her before fleeing.”

Authorities responded to the scene after a resident of Harper Avenue called police “after the victim ran to the neighbor’s home following the attack.”

The woman was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where she had been listed in stable condition.


Unnamed Cop Justified in Killing of Burglar

A police officer who killed a burglar was justified in using deadly force because the man who was shot struck the officer with a getaway car, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said Tuesday.

The officer, who authorities have refused to identify, fired 13 times at Miguel Reyes, 20. Reyes was one of a group of four men trying to break into a T-Mobile store on Route 4 on Oct. 8, 2014. Reyes was shot three times.

Grewal said the officer “clearly used justifiable force for the protection of himself/herself” as outlined in state law and guidelines from the New Jersey Attorney General.

“The deliberate actions that Mr. Reyes took while behind the wheel of the Kia clearly evince his intent,” Grewal said. “Mr. Reyes ignored Officer 1’s commands to stop. Instead, he backed up the Kia, then accelerated and drove at Officer 1.”

On Jan. 11, Elie Honig, director of the state’s Division of Criminal Justice, concurred with the prosecutor’s decision that deadly force was justified,