Man charged with gunning down former Trenton resident in car
A Burlington City man has been charged with killing a fellow city resident this past Saturday.
Authorities allege Thomas A. Thompson Jr. was the gunman who opened fire on Hubert Moore Jr. at the intersection of Barclay and York streets Saturday at about 1:30 a.m.
Moore was sitting in the passenger seat of a car as it drove on Barclay Street, and Thompson shot through the passenger window, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said Tuesday.
Moore, of York Street, died about a half hour later at a local hospital. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
The office did not say when they charged Thompson, 39, but Burlington County sheriff’s officers working with a U.S. Marshals task force apprehended him Monday at a Best Western motel in Bordentown Township.
Thompson is charged with murder and related firearm possession crimes.
The prosecutor’s office did not say what motive Thompson had to allegedly fire at Moore.
Moore was 37 and lived for many years in Trenton, where he was well known to authorities.
He was shot in 1998 during a police pursuit in the city – which killed his 14-year-old passenger – that made headlines for several years. Moore spent several years in prison for crimes connected to the incident.
Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina lauded investigators’ work on the case.
“I commend the skillful investigative effort that led to the immediate identification of the suspect, and the tenacity of the fugitive officers from the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Unit and the U.S. Marshal’s Service task force that resulted in a quick and safe apprehension,” he said in a statement.
“This was solid police work all around,” Coffina said.
Assistant Prosecutor Jamie Hutchison is handling the case.