Trenton, NJ ,(Mercer) The Trenton Police Department welcomed 15 new Police officers Thursday at Galilee Baptist Church. The graduates endured 21 weeks of training at the academy in all aspects of law enforcement at the Mercer County Police academy, which was created in October 2006, is located on the grounds of Mercer County Community College. The officers were sworn in and had their badges pinned by family members.
Authorities have identified the homicide victim from MLK Park as 20-year-old Frederick Mason of Trenton and the homicide victim from Garfield Avenue as 30-year-old Dabree Brannon of Trenton. The woman who was shot in the head on Hoffman Avenue yesterday has been pronounced dead, making her the third homicide victim from Sunday’s shootings. Authorities have identified her as Quamierah Massey, 24, of Trenton.
The Mercer County Homicide Task Force, the Mercer County Shooting Response Team and the Trenton Police Department are investigating multiple shootings that occurred on Sunday, April 5. Two victims were fatally wounded and five additional victims were injured, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
The first shooting incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Park. A large group of people were at the basketball court when several suspects approached from Bond Street and fired into the group through an empty lot. As many as 40 shots were reportedly fired. A male victim was struck in the torso and transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. A second male victim was also struck in the torso and he remains hospitalized.
While detectives were investigating the homicide at MLK Park, another shooting occurred in the 100 block of Hoffman Avenue at approximately 7 p.m. A large group of people there were gathering to watch a street fight between two females. A female victim was standing on the sidewalk watching the fight when the suspect approached her from the street and shot her in the head. She was transported to the hospital where she remains in critical condition.
Then around 9 p.m., another shooting occurred in the 400 block of Garfield Avenue. Several people were hanging out in the area when a vehicle drove down the street and fired numerous rounds. One victim was struck in the hand, a second victim was struck in the leg, and a third victim was struck in the head. These three victims were transported to the hospital for treatment. While officers were securing the scene and locating evidence, they located a fourth victim in the backyard of the one of the houses on Garfield Avenue. The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigations are ongoing and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406.
TRENTON: 2 men were transported to Capital health trauma center after being shot in the 400 block of Garfield Ave Sunday night just after 9Pm. Trenton Ems was dispatched back to the scene for an unresponsive male inside the alleyway Capital Health paramedics pronounced the male deceased on scene.
Trenton police director Sheilah Coley is one of three police officers who tested positive for coronavirus. The City of Trenton learned of the director’s positive results Monday afternoon.
Mayor Reed Gusciora confirmed that three Trenton Police officers tested positive for the coronavirus.
Mayor Gusciora said the officers were asymptomatic and they didn’t know they were infected until the results came back. None of the officers are hospitalized and they’re being quarantined at their residence.
13 employees who worked in close proximity with police director Coley, and the two other officrs who tested positive have been quarantined. Those include top Police brass Captains. Mark Kieffer, Chris Doyle, James Slack, Peter Weremijenko, Stephen Varn, who is also the Police director’s chief of staff, and a civilian who worked in the directors office . Five Police officers from patrol were also quarantined as a precaution after coming into contact with the two positive officers, who last worked the week of March 16 and March 23.
Trenton also set up a Mercer County Covid-19 testingsite up for first responders
Trenton’s Covid-19 testing site is running from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday on North Clinton Ave in a parking lot near Trenton Police Headquarters.
TRENTON, NJ: The Trenton Police Department is requesting for the public’s assistance in identifying the depicted armed robbery suspect
The man entered a business in the 500 block of South Broad street on 01/13/2020 at approximately 9:30 Pm brandishing a handgun and demanding money.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or having information regarding the robbery is asked to contact Detective Samuel Gonzales at 609-989-4074 or the Trenton Police tip line at 609-989-3663.