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Trenton Man Arrested for Homicide, Weapon Possession


A Trenton man has been arrested and charged for last month’s shooting homicide that occurred in the area of Camden Street, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

According to Prosecutor Onofri, Leroy McKnight, 43, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to possess a weapon.

Prosecutor Onofri said that he was arrested in Trenton early Monday morning, April 11, by members of the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. 

The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain McKnight pending trial.

According to Prosecutor Onofri, at approximately 6 p.m. on March 15, Trenton police responded to a shooting call in the first block of Camden Street. 

Prosecutor Onofri stated that upon arrival, officers were flagged down by multiple witnesses and directed to the victim’s location.

The victim, later identified as Albert L. Barnes, 46, of Trenton, was lying on the sidewalk suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. 

He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later.