TRENTON, NJ -- Murder charges have been filed against a Hamilton Township man, and three others, in connection with the homicide of Kuyler Fowler - a well-known Nottingham Basketball player. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced the charges on Tuesday following an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force into the May 30, 2018 homicide.

Murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses have been filed against four men: Justin Malkin, 21, of Hamilton, Isaac Fisher, 21, and Breon Phelps, 21, both of Trenton; and a 19-year-old Willingboro man, whose name is not being released because he was a juvenile at the time of the murder. 

On the day of the incident Trenton police responded to the 900 block of East State Street just after 12:30 a.m. on after the Shot Spotter gunshot detection system activated for multiple gunshots. Upon arrival, police located an Audi parked on the street riddled with more than 20 bullet strikes. 

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They found 19-year-old Fowler inside the vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head.  He was transported to the hospital where he died a short time later. A second shooting victim, a 16-year-old black male, was located at the hospital having been struck in the leg. He was treated and released.

Fowler played basketball at Nottingham High School between 2015 and 2017 before graduating.

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