April 3, 2021
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On April 1, 2021 at approximately 11:00 pm, Hamilton Police were detailed to the area of Barnt Deklyn Road and Andrew Street for a disturbance involving several people fighting. Responding Officers located several people still in the area and learned that two handguns were involved in this incident. Investigating officers located a spent handgun shell casing at the scene. Once victim was located with a head injury from being struck with the butt of a gun. He was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital.
Hamilton Officers developed information to charge 20 year old, Chesterfield resident, Christian Elley and 20 year old, Hamilton resident, Mario Cruz with Aggravated Assault, and various Weapons Offenses.
Hamilton Police Detectives Patrick Quick and Robert Whartenby, additionally charged 18 year old Hamilton resident, Dominic Maloney, with Terroristic Threats, and Various Weapons Offenses including the Community Gun Offense.
All three suspects were processed and transported to the Mercer County Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment.
Hamilton Police Detectives are asking the public if anyone has additional information regarding this investigation to contact Detective Robert Whartenby of the Hamilton Police Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 581-4032 or via email at email@example.com The public can also contact the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.
Every defendant is innocent until being found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
MidJersey.news photos from the scene here: