10 bullet holes, 10 grams of heroin and a suspect and victim both named Williams: A shooting in NJ turns deadly.

Source: Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney; MEGA

May 22 2021, Published 4:58 p.m. ET

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A Trenton man was charged with the recent murder of David Williams, who was found dead inside a car when policed responded to a report of a shooting and a car crash on May 15.

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Members of the Mercer County Homicide Task Force arrested Tyrell Williams, 20, on Thursday, May 20.

Trenton Police responded to the area of North Hanover and Stockton on reports of a shooting and a motor vehicle accident at about 11 p.m.. The Trenton Police Communications also reportedly received a Shot Spotter activation for nine rounds in the 200 block of N. Stockton Street, according to the Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney's office.

Responding officers reportedly found a dark gray Dodge Caravan riddled with 10 bullet holes crashed into an unoccupied Toyota Rav4, prosecutors noted. 

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David Williams, 36, was found in the driver’s seat of the Dodge Caravan with multiple gunshot wounds. Trenton Fire Department transported Williams and a passenger to the hospital, where David Williams was pronounced dead. The passenger was reportedly uninjured from the shooting, but was treated for injuries from the crash.


Police reportedly found broken glass all over the middle of the street along with more than a dozen spent 9mm shell casings.

Mercer County Homicide Task Force Detectives identified Tyrell Williams as the shooter after interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage, according to prosecutors. 

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Williams was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second-degree certain persons not to possess a firearm.

Police ]found approximately 10 grams of raw heroin after searching Williams after he was in custody, and charged him with multiple drug offenses, according to prosecutors.

The defendant is not related to the victim, prosecutors noted. The prosecutor’s office reportedly filed a motion to detain Williams without bond pending trial. 


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