TPD Arrests Trenton Man with a Handgun After He Accidentally Shoots Himself

May 3, 2021

By: Tyler Eckel

TRENTON (MERCER)– Trenton Police Director Sheilah A. Coley today announced the arrest of a Trenton man who fled from police officers and accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Gabriel M. Tabor, 30, of Trenton, was arrested in the early morning hours of April 29, 2021. Trenton Police officers responded to the area of Perry Street and Montgomery Street after receiving reports of a person pointing a gun at others.

When Officers Austin Fountain and Rudy Lopez arrived on scene, they observed a small crowd. Tabor began to run when he noticed police officers pulling up. As Tabor was running, the officers heard a gunshot and realized it came from Tabor. The officers chased Tabor and quickly apprehended him.

Officers Fountain and Lopez provided first aid to Tabor until an ambulance arrived and took him to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was treated for a single gunshot wound to his leg. The officers also recovered the revolver that Tabor was carrying.

Tabor was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon (handgun), obstructing the administration of law, and resisting arrest.

No other injuries were reported and the officers were unable to determine who, if anyone, was being targeted by Tabor.

These charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.