TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri announced the arrest Friday of the fourth suspect in the April 9, 2023, shooting homicide on Federal Street in Trenton.
Bayshawn Brown, 22, of Ewing, was taken into custody on Thursday in Florence Township, New
Jersey. He is charged along with Joseph Fayson, Justin Malkin and Darrin Eutsey with firstdegree
murder, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second-degree
unlawful possession of a weapon, and third-degree theft by receiving stolen property. The
prosecutor’s office has filed motions to detain the defendants.
As previously announced, at approximately 6:56 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2023, Trenton police
responded to a ShotSpotter notification reporting multiple shots fired in the area of Lamberton
and Federal streets. Upon arrival, officers located a male gunshot victim in the driver’s seat of
his parked gray 2010 Infiniti G37. The vehicle and the victim, later identified as Jhosse Tolentino,
23, of Trenton, were each struck multiple times. Tolentino was transported to Capital Health
Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Brown was the fourth person seen on video surveillance exiting the Toyota 4Runner and
approaching the victim’s vehicle with a firearm. The defendants shot at the victim’s vehicle, then
returned to and fled in the 4Runner.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call HTF Detective Karl
Johnston or HTF Detective Nicholas Barber at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed
Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a
reasonable doubt in a court of law.