TRENTON (CBS) – Trenton Police have announced an arrest in a shooting of a 9-year-old girl on Monday. (See Previous Story)
After receiving information through an investigation, detectives issued an arrest warrant for Jebreel Abdullah.
They charged him with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and related offenses.
The United States Marshal’s New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force quickly found Abdullah in the first block of Spring Street in Trenton and took him into custody.
Evidence recovered at the scene of the arrest linked a second suspect to the shooting.
The second suspect, a 17-year-old Trenton resident, was also taken into custody. The juvenile offender was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and related offenses.
During the arrests, illegal narcotics were also recovered.
Abdullah was held on $100,000 cash bail.
The juvenile offender was turned over to Middlesex County Youth Correctional Facility.
Trenton Police Director Ralph Rivera, Jr. said, “This successful investigation resulted in the arrests due to the tireless efforts and dogged determination of the members of the Trenton Police working in conjunction with our law enforcement partners. This case represents the level of determination and professionalism continually demonstrated by the officers charged with the responsibility of bringing those who have no concern for their fellow human beings to justice. I personally want to thank the public for the vast amount of information and concern expressed. Together we are sending a message to the criminal element that these heinous crimes will not be tolerated! Our heart felt prayers go out to the victim and her family.”