TRENTON - Trenton is approaching an all-time record for homicides in the city after a man was shot dead in the South Ward last night.

Police say 53-year-old Adelso Buendia was shot in the head. They have not yet released the circumstances surrounding his death.

The killing marks the 29th in the city so far this year, as Trenton inches closer to its all-time record of 31, set in 2005.

City residents say that the neighborhoods have become more violent since more than 100 police officers were taken off the streets in 2011. Others pointed to the federal corruption charges for Trenton Mayor Tony Mack. He did not resign after his offices were raided last year.