Mayhem in Trenton marks “just another weekend” in the Capital City

The city of Trenton was rocked by a series of violent incidents over the weekend, including three separate shootings and a hit-and-run, putting residents and authorities on high alert.

Too many neighborhoods in Trenton are now under siege by crime, with bullets flying and burglaries terrorizing the families who call the city home, but Governor Phil Murphy has made no comment on the fate of these impoverished victims abandoned by their government seem to have been left behind.

A Sunday night shooting in Trenton left one man dead and another injured, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri.

On May 19, 2024 at approximately 5:52 PM, Trenton Police were alerted by a ShotSpotter activation indicating multiple bullets had been fired and received several calls reporting that two individuals had been shot near 2 Kingsbury Square.

The state’s political establishment remains accustomed to the barbarity plaguing the city’s streets. About a year ago, Trenton city council members took part in a field trip to the financially strapped and much-maligned Kingsbury Towers, also known as One Poverty Place.

Kingsbury Towers is a 364-unit affordable housing development in downtown Trenton, serving 1,000 Trenton residents, approximately one percent of the city’s population, including families, seniors and veterans.

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and Trenton Police are currently investigating the incident.

Officers, together with fire and emergency services, found two 18-year-old men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center.

Stephon Fisher of Trenton succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The second victim, also a Trenton resident, suffered three gunshot wounds and is in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing and authorities urge anyone with information to contact MCHTF Detective Paulina Way at (609) 722-0170 or OIC William Jett Jr. at (609) 331-5010. Tips can also be emailed to [email protected].

In a separate incident, Trenton police are investigating a collision that occurred at 110 Calhoun Street on Saturday at approximately 5:39 p.m. Officers responded to reports of a pedestrian struck and found an unconscious man in his 40s at the scene.

The victim was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and is currently in critical condition. The vehicle involved was not present when authorities arrived.

Preliminary investigation has raised questions about the nature of the man’s injuries, suggesting they may not be consistent with injuries typically resulting from being struck by a vehicle. The circumstances are still unclear and the investigation is ongoing.

Detective Lt. Lisette Rios, public information officer, provided this information and encouraged anyone with details about the incident to contact the Trenton Police Department. Further updates will be released as more information becomes available.

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