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Trenton Man Arrested in Arizona for October Double Homicide in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER) A Trenton man charged with killing two men in an October shooting was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Tucson, Arizona, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced Thursday.

Gabriel Vilorio-Jaquez, 33, of Cleveland Avenue, Trenton, is charged with two counts of first- degree murder, one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful person, one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of second-degree certain persons not to possess a firearm.

Jaquez was arrested Wednesday afternoon without incident by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force in Tucson. Vilorio-Jaquez is currently being held in the Pima County Jail in Arizona pending an extradition hearing.

The charges are the result of an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. At approximately 9:30 a.m. on October 29, 2021, Trenton police received a Shot Spotter activation for multiple rounds in the first block of Cleveland Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located two adult male shooting victims. Everth Barrera, 56, of Ewing, was pronounced dead at the scene. Edwin Obdulio Gomez Interiano, 41, of Trenton was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later. It is alleged that Vilorio-Jaquez rented a residence from Barrera.

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