TRENTON, NJ – Two people were arrested and charged for a brutal assault that took place in Trenton on September 26th. Trenton officers in the area of North Clinton Avenue were flagged down by a person in the neighborhood regarding a man lying on the ground in need of medical assistance.
The patient was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and administered to the intensive care unit.
In the weeks since, detectives worked on the case by interviewing witness and examining surveillance footage to identify Tyquasia M. Peterson, 25 and Dashawn B. Smith-Murphy, 28 as the attackers in the incident.
Peterson was charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault. Murphy is facing complicity and aggravated assault charges.
Both were arrested by the Trenton Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit (SCU).