Bul­let-rid­dled SUV leads po­lice to sus­pects in Tren­ton shoot­ing

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS - By Penny Ray pen­nyray@tren­to­nian.com @Pen­ny_Ray on Twit­ter

TREN­TON » A dis­tinc­tive bul­let-rid­dled SUV led po­lice to ar­rest three teens as­so­ci­ated with a street crew ac­cused of wreak­ing havoc in East Tren­ton and shoot­ing an­other kid ear­lier this week.

“These three kids are part of a vi­o­lent group and now they’re off the streets, so hope­fully we’ll have some peace in that area,” Lt. Rolando Ramos said.

Is­sac Fisher, 18, and two 17-year-old males are charged with at­tempted mur­der and re­lated weapons of­fenses in con­nec­tion with a broad-day­light shoot­ing that hap­pened in front of Fer­nan­dez Su­per Mar­ket at the in­ter­sec­tion of Mor­ris and Whit­taker av­enues.

Of­fi­cials say one of the teens acted as the driver, while the other two jumped out of a gold Chevy Trail­blazer around 1:45 p.m. Mon­day and chased an­other 17-year-old male through the street. The vic­tim sur­vived the am­bush, suf­fer­ing a gun­shot wound to his shoul­der.

The sus­pects fled in the SUV af­ter the shoot­ing, but it wasn’t hard for po­lice to track them down. Of­fi­cials say the Chevy the teens used was rid­dled with bul­let holes from a prior shoot­ing.

De­tec­tives pa­trolled the city Wed­nes­day specif­i­cally search­ing for the SUV and found it oc­cu­pied by four peo­ple in the area of Cal­houn Street and Pen­ning­ton Av­enue. Fisher and the two pre­vi­ously men­tioned 17-year-olds were in the ve­hi­cle, ac­cord­ing to po­lice who say the in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed the fourth person was not in­volved in Mon­day’s shoot­ing.

Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion led po­lice to the 300 block of Church Street where they found a .40 cal­iber hand­gun be­lieved to be the weapon used Mon­day. Po­lice also found cloth­ing the al­leged trig­ger­man wore dur­ing the shoot­ing.

“This was great work by the Shoot­ing Re­sponse Team and our in­tel­li­gence unit,” Ramos said. “This group of guys are part of a crew that have been ac­tive in prior in­ci­dents in East Tren­ton. Putting them away will hope­fully limit some of the drug and vi­o­lent ac­tiv­ity in that area.”

Of­fi­cials say the mo­tive for Mon­day’s shoot­ing stems from a prior on­go­ing dis­pute be­tween two ri­val fac­tions.

Is­sac Fisher

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