TRENTON, NJ - A Somerset man and registered sex offender was shot dead in his car on a Trenton street Friday night, according to officials. 

"Jerome J. Thomas, 21, of Somerset, was shot several times at approximately 7:50 p.m. (Friday night) while seated in his vehicle near 682 Southard Street," Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor, Doris Galuchie said Monday. 

Thomas, whose last known address was in the Somerset section, of Franklin Township, was registered as a sex offender from a 2013 conviction in Somerset County for sexual assault with penetration. 

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According to the New Jersey Sex Offender Registry, Thomas, who was 17 at the time of his conviction, assaulted three victims, ages, 13, 15, and 17. 

The prosecutor's office did not have any additional details of the shooting as this is an ongoing investigation. 

Anyone with information on Friday’s deadly shooting is urged to call the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406. Individuals may also call the Trenton Crime Stoppers tip line at (609) 278-8477.

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