Criminal Attempt Homicide Arrest & Weapons Offenses

May 5, 2023

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police report that on Saturday, January 8, 2023, at approximately 7:35 p.m., Trenton Police Communication received a ShotSpotter activation of five (5) rounds in the area of 102 Oakland Street. The ShotSpotter activation further revealed the direct area of 8 Eisenhower Avenue. Patrol units responded to the area of the ShotSpotter activation and located two (2) gunshot victims in a parked vehicle in front of 8 Eisenhower Avenue. The victims were transported by TEMS to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for treatment and were listed in stable condition.

The suspect, later identified as Charles Jones, was observed shooting from the second-floor apartment of 8 Eisenhower Avenue. Patrol units observed visible, exiting bullet holes from the front window of 8 Eisenhower Avenue, Apartment 2A. Jones fled the location prior to police arrival.

Shooting Response Unit Detectives took over the investigation and later issued arrest warrants for Charles Jones. On May 3, 2023 Jones was taken into custody in the Bronx Borough of New York City. He is being held pending extradition to New Jersey.

*Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty*