2020 Trenton Death Toll Rises to 19 As Detectives Investigating Double Homicide in Trenton

There have been 18 deaths from shootings and 1 death from stabbings in Trenton in 2020 bringing homicide total to 19

July 8, 2020 updated at 8 pm with statement from Mayor’s office

The victims of this morning’s double homicide in Trenton have been identified as Richard Guarderas, 18, and Malcom L. Bowser, 19, both of Trenton.

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a double homicide that occurred early Wednesday morning in Trenton, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

Police were called to the 1100 block of Stuyvesant Avenue at approximately 4:10 a.m. on July 8, 2020.  Upon arrival, they located two deceased male victims in a gray Kia, both shot multiple times.

No arrests have been made and detectives continue to investigate.  Anyone with information is asked to call (609) 989-6406.  Information can also be emailed to mchtftips@mercercounty.org

Photos by: Brian McCarthy OnScene News

Mayor Gusciora and Director Coley Statement on This Morning’s Stuyvesant Avenue Homicides

Trenton, N.J. – Two men were shot and killed on the 1100 Block of Stuyvesant Avenue early this morning.

“We are using every available resource to support the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office in bringing the perpetrators to justice,” said Trenton Police Director Sheilah Coley. “While there are several strong leads that are being pursued at this very moment, we encourage anyone with relevant information to reach out as soon as possible. In the meantime, we will continue to vigorously patrol our communities.”

“This was another act of senseless violence in our neighborhoods, another sign of the uptick in crime throughout the country,” said Mayor W. Reed Gusciora. “It is especially disheartening when it involves young people who should be home with their families.”

“Even during an unprecedented public health crisis, we have to create alternatives to the cycle of violence that claims far too many of our residents each year,” he continued. “As such, we will continue to push for new recreational programs, neighborhood restoration projects, and long-term economic plans, all while working with the Trenton Police Department and the N.J. State Police to bring the latest in law enforcement intelligence technology to Trenton.”

In order to help investigate and deter future violent crimes, the city’s FY2020 budget includes $4.5 million to establish a real-time crime and intelligence center. This partnership between the Trenton Police Department and the New Jersey State Police will assist Trenton police officers in gunfire detection, video surveillance, and gathering criminal intelligence. The project is expected to be completed within a year.

Mayor Gusciora and Director Coley visited the Newark Police Division Headquarters yesterday to tour a similar installation that was opened in December 2014.

Residents who have any information on last night’s homicides are asked to call (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed at mchtftips@mercercoounty.org.

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