Mercer County official said a 23-year-old Maple Shade man has been arrested and charged with the murder of Lovelle Laramore on February 24th.
Police said on Thursday, February 25, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Trenton Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to 407 Home Avenue on an unresponsive male report. Upon arrival, they found Lovelle Laramore, 60, on the couch with two gunshot wounds to the head. Officials said he was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to Mercer County authorities, an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department revealed that Davon Marecheau was with the victim, his great-uncle, inside the residence on February 24 at the time of the murder.
Detectives were able to obtain video surveillance that recorded audio of the gunshots as well as video of Marecheau leaving the scene after the shooting. Officials said during an execution of a search warrant at Marecheau’s apartment on March 4, detectives located several thousand dollars that Marecheau had taken from the victim’s residence after the murder.
Marecheau is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and theft. He is being held in the Mercer County Correction Center pending a detention hearing.