Trenton, New Jersey man accused of carjacking, shootings

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Sunday, December 17, 2017
Cedrick Hodges

HAMILTON TWP., N.J. (WPVI) -- A Trenton, New Jersey man is in police custody, accused of one-man crime spree on Saturday night.

Cedrick Hodges, 34, was charged following the series of incidents on Saturday night.

It all began when Hodges allegedly carjacked a woman around 9:20 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Broad Street in Hamilton Township.

The woman called her husband for help, and when he arrived police say Hodges fired a sawed-off shotgun at the couple. Both victims escaped without injury.

While officers were looking for a suspect, they saw two men struggling in the 200 block of Lafayette Avenue, and one man matched the description of the suspect.

That man was also carrying a sawed-off shotgun, police say.

The suspect fled and officers found that the other man, a 67-year-old, had a gunshot wound to his harm.

A short time later, police found a sawed-off shotgun in an alley. Hodges was arrested at the corner of Genesee and Lily streets.

In addition to that victim, Hodges is also the suspect in the shooting of a 25-year-old resident, who was shot in the arm and chest.

Hodges is charged with attempted murder, carjacking, aggravated assault and weapons offenses.


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