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Two men fatally shot in Mercer Co. parking lot: prosecutor

MERCER COUNTY, NJ – Two men were found with gunshot wounds in a parking lot in Mercer County on Wednesday, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri said Thursday.

On Wednesday at approximately 7:45 p.m., Trenton Police responded to the area of ​​Prospect Street and Pennington Avenue for a ShotSpotter activation for multiple shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers found Chevaughn Fagan in the side parking lot of 812 Prospect Street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Onofri said.

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A second man, later identified as Jerome Francis, 43, of Hamilton, was discovered in the same parking lot in the driver's seat of a blue Infiniti QX60 with gunshot wounds to the chest, Onofri said.

The vehicle appeared to have severe damage to the front end and multiple airbags deployed, officials said.

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Investigators also found three handguns, two cell phones and several bullet casings at the crime scene.

Fagan, 28, of Trenton, and Francis were taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead a short time later, Onofri said.

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating.

There were no arrests.

Anyone with information is asked to contact MCHTF Detective Chris Pullen at (848) 992-6436 or OIC William Jett Jr. at (609) 331-5010.

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