TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) An arrest has been made days after 9-year-old Sequoya Bacon-Jones was shot and killed during a large fight Friday that steamed from a Facebook post, authorities said Wednesday morning.
Trenton police were called at about 7:30 p.m. Friday to a reported large fight in the Kingsbury Square courtyard.
An alert was also received from the ShotSpotter system, officials said. Jones was found with a single gunshot wound and rushed to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, then to Robert Wood Johnson New Brunswick Hospital.
She was pronounced dead shortly before midnight, authorities said. Police have said they don’t think the child was the intended target, but the investigation is ongoing. It’s also not clear if the shooting was related to the fight.
Isiah M. Roberts, 19, of Trenton, was charged with murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and two weapons offenses, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday morning. The Mercer County prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Robert’s pending trial.