Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced today that an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force has resulted in charges being filed against two Trenton men in the October 3, 2021 homicide of Elias Juarez Lopez.
Thaddeus J. Adams, 40, and Clarence Williams, 35, are each charged with murder, felony murder, attempted murder, two counts of robbery, and multiple weapons offenses. Both men were arrested Thursday morning in Trenton by members of the Mercer County Tactical Response Team with assistance from HTF detectives and the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force. The prosecutor’s office will file motions to detain the men pending trial.
At approximately 12:50 a.m. on Sunday, October 3, Trenton police responded to the intersection of Roebling Avenue and Washington Street for shots fired. An adult male victim, later identified as 31-year old Lopez of Princeton, was located in the 800 block of Roebling Avenue with no pulse and transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
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