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3 men charged in stray bullet death of sleeping girl, 9

August 25, 2018

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Three men have been arrested and charged in the death of a 9-year-old New Jersey girl hit by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed last month.

Bridgeton police Friday announced the arrests of 25-year-old Michael Elliott and 20-year-old Leroy Frazier III, both of Bridgeton, and 18-year-old Charles Gamble, of Salem.

All are charged with murder, conspiracy, attempted murder and weapons offenses in the July 17 death of 9-year-old Jennifer Trejo.

Police said shots were fired about a block away and a stray bullet went through the home’s rear wall. Investigators said the gunfire likely came from a group of men standing nearby and apparently aimed at another nearby group.

Listed phone numbers for the defendants couldn’t be found Saturday and it’s unclear whether they have attorneys.

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