Authorities in Mercer County reported that an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force has resulted in charges being filed against four men in the May 30, 2018 homicide of Mr. Kuyler Fowler.
Officials said Mr. Breon Phelps, 21, of Trenton, is currently detained in the Mercer County Correction Center on unrelated charges.
Isaac Fisher, 21, of Trenton, and Justin Malkin, 21, of Hamilton, are incarcerated at the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility on unrelated charges.
Police said the fourth suspect, a 19-year-old Willingboro man, is currently being held at the Hudson County Correction Center on unrelated charges. His name is not being released at this time because he was a juvenile at the time of the murder. The prosecutor’s office will file a motion seeking to have him tried as an adult.
In the incident, police said on May 30, 2018, Trenton police responded to the 900 block of East State Street just after 12:30 a.m. after the Shot Spotter gunshot detection system activated for multiple gunshots.
Upon arrival, police located an Audi parked on the street with more than 20 bullet strikes. Kuyler Fowler, 19, was inside of the vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head. Officials said he was transported to the hospital, where he died a short time later.
A second shooting victim was located at the hospital. The 16-year-old black male, who was struck in the leg, was treated and released.
According to Mercer County officials, all four men are charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses.