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Three charged with first-degree murder

Also charged with street gang participation in shooting

Three men have been arrested and charged with the first-degree murder in the shooting of 20-year-old Raheem Trevon Williams, 20, of Gloucester County, reported Major M.E. Sampson of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.

Deputies responded to a “shots fired” call at a party in the 300 block of Rocks Drive at about 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, in the Water View area of Middlesex County. When deputies arrived they discovered Williams on the ground and unresponsive. 

Deputies also found a second shooting victim, Marcus Hammond, at 319 Water View Road. Hammond had an apparent gunshot wound to the shoulder. He was transported to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester by rescue personnel.

Middlesex investigators and deputies from Middlesex, Gloucester, and King and Queen counties, along with members of the State Police and the FBI, worked around the clock interviewing eyewitnesses and persons of interest until three men were arrested in connection with the shooting, Sampson said. Arrested and charged on Monday, July 7, were Demetrius Paige, 22, of Gloucester; Kareem Paige, 19, of Middlesex; and Anthony Frazier, 22, of King and Queen. All three men are charged with first-degree murder, street gang participation in a predicate criminal act, and malicious wounding.

The three individuals are being held in jail without bond.

Middlesex investigators along with special agents from the State Police and the FBI are continuing the investigation and are searching for a fourth person of interest, said Sampson. 

The party where the shooting occurred was attended by nearly 100 people and more witnesses are being sought for information. Anyone with information in regards to this crime should call the Middlesex County Crime Line at (804) 758-5600. 

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posted 07.09.2014

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