Prosecutor’s office: 1 dead, 1 wounded in Friday Trenton shooting; city’s first homicide in 3 months

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office is probing a Friday evening double shooting in Trenton that left one man dead -- the first homicide in three months in the city.

News 12 Staff

Sep 6, 2022, 11:53 AM

Updated 649 days ago

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The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office is probing a Friday evening double shooting in Trenton that left one man dead -- the first homicide in three months in the city.
The shooting comes just days after Mayor Reed Gusciora praised a reduction in crime.
Police received a Shot Spotter activation and several calls for a shooting around 7:30 p.m.
Patrol officers responded to the 200 block of Spring Street and located two shooting victims.
According to authorities, Rasheed Barlow, 35, of Trenton, was pronounced dead a short time later.
Authorities say a 38-year-old man suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.
In the last year, there has been a 62% drop in shooting homicides in the city, but the mayor says their work in reducing crime is not done -- it has just begun.


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