April 14, 2020
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Trenton Mayor Addresses Gun Violence
A 39-year-old Trenton man has been arrested in the shooting death of Quamierah Massey earlier this month, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
Quasim Hallett was taken into custody Tuesday morning without incident in Delaware by members of the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. He is charged with one count of murder and multiple weapons offenses. Hallett is also charged with aggravated assault for pointing a firearm at another victim and terroristic threats for threatening to kill an additional victim. He will remain in custody in Delaware pending extradition.
The charges are the result of an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. On Sunday, April 5, 2020, at approximately 7:05 p.m., Trenton police responded to a call for shots fired in the 100 block of Hoffman Avenue. Several calls came in reporting someone was shot in the head at this location and Shot Spotter reported one round fired in the area. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim, identified as 24-year-old Quamierah Massey, suffering a gunshot wound to the head. She was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead the next day.
Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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