October 26, 2022
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–On Monday, September 26, 2022, at approximately 12:17 a.m., Trenton Police Officers were flagged down and advised of a sick or injured person laying on the street in the area of 434 North Clinton Avenue. Upon making contact, the victim was found on the street next to his bicycle and in need of medical assistance. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was later found to have suffered severe life-threatening injuries and was placed in the ICU and currently listed in critical condition.
The Detective assigned to the case was able to ascertain the clothing description and additional details from the limited video footage and began working on the case. With assistance from Det. Sergeant L. Nazario and additional members from the Major Crimes Robbery Unit – The Detective was able to piece together the incident through extensive detective work and determination.
Along with the assistance from members of the Trenton Police Department – Street Crimes Unit (SCU) and the Real Time Crime Center (RTCC), were able to identify the suspects. Both suspects were positively identified, arrested, and charged.
Tyquasia M. Peterson (25) was charged with Criminal Attempt – Homicide, Aggravated Assault, and Endangering the Welfare of an injured person.
Dashawn B. Smith-Murphy (28) was charged with Complicity, Aggravated Assault, and Endangering the Welfare of an injured person.
Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.