Officer Involved Shooting on Centre Street in Trenton


February 12, 2022

4:00 p.m. UPDATE: Early this morning at approximately 1215 AM, members of the Trenton Police Street Crimes Unit were involved in a Police shooting resulting from an encounter with an individual in a motor vehicle. During this incident, the driver of the suspect auto was shot by one officer and remains in stable condition. The investigation is being conducted by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey State Police, which is standard protocol for these incidents. The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has been notified, as well. No officers appear to have been injured. All officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is also standard protocol. The scene has been processed and the investigation is ongoing. — Executive Assistant Prosecutor Michael Borgos from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

9:30 a.m. UPDATE: Michael Borgos from the Mercer County Prosecutors Office told MidJersey.News “The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office was contacted by the Trenton Police Department for an officer involved shooting that occurred on the 500 block of Centre Street shortly after midnight on 2/12/22. The Prosecutor’s Office is investigating pursuant to Attorney General guidelines.”

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Around 12:18 a.m. Trenton EMS, Capital Health Paramedics and Trenton Fire Department were dispatched to the 500 Block of Centre Street between Ingleton Street and Scott Alley for an officer involved shooting. Trenton Fire Department and EMS arrived on scene quickly and started treatment. Ambulances and paramedics transported two people to Capital Health Regional Medical Center with two trauma alerts called.

Trenton Police had a crime scene set up in the area and an investigation was underway.

An unidentified resident in the area showed security camera video and the video showed a male who appeared to be stumbling while walking down the street then goes off camera, a few moments later a group could be seen running in the same direction of the man and go off camera, police with their lights on go in the same direction and go off camera. An audio of what sounded like a gunshot was heard. A few moments later Trenton Fire and EMS arrived on scene. It is unclear if the video was only recording when movement in front of camera or sound was heard and subjects were off camera when the sound of what sounded like a gunshot was heard.

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