Trenton Man Indicted for Murder

February 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced that a Mercer County grand jury returned a three-count indictment this week charging a Trenton man for the shooting death of William Johenkins in January 2019.

Andreas Crews, 37, of Trenton, was indicted on one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.  He remains in the Mercer County Correction Center.

Trenton police responded to the first block of Hanford Place at approximately 12:40 a.m. on January 24, 2019, after receiving a call about a man shot in the head.  Upon arrival, police located 45-year-old Johenkins in a silver minivan with a gunshot wound to the face.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton police, criminal complaints were signed charging Crews with Johenkins’ murder.  He was arrested in Burlington Township in December 2019.

Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Paravecchia presented the case to the grand jury.

Despite having been indicted, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Andreas Crews, 37, of Trenton, was indicted on one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.  He remains in the Mercer County Correction Center.