Ewing Man Charged With Homicide After Brief Standoff
EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J. (PBN) Mercer County Prosecutor, Angelo Onofri announced Thursday that on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at approximately 2:17 pm, Ewing Police Emergency Dispatch received a 911 call regarding someone having been shot at 75 Sussex Street. Ewing Police Officers arrived on the scene, located the victim, Dehaven Rogers in the front yard of the residence, and safely removed him from danger. The suspect, Amir Williams, date of birth November 11, 1987, was seen in the front right window of the residence. Arriving Ewing Police personnel established a perimeter around 75 Sussex Street with their weapons drawn and began ordering Williams to come out with his hands up. Williams did not initially comply but he eventually exited the front door of the residence, surrendered himself to Ewing Police, and was placed in custody. Ewing Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and transported Rogers to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for treatment where he was later pronounced deceased.
Additional investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force led to Williams being charged with First Degree Murder and Second Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He is currently in custody at the Mercer County Corrections Center. The Prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain the defendant pending trial.