Update: Police Identify Male Killed in Trenton Shooting


UPDATE: March 16, 2022

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a Tuesday evening fatal shooting in Trenton, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, Trenton police responded to a shooting call in the first block of Camden Street. Upon arrival, officers located the victim lying on the sidewalk suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.  He was pronounced dead a short time later.  The victim has been identified as Albert L. Barnes, 46, of Trenton.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406.  Information can also be emailed to mchtftips@mercercounty.org.


March 15, 2022

UPDATE: According to Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Spokesperson Casey DeBlasio, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Trenton police responded to a shooting call in the first block of Camden Street. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering a gunshot wound to the chest.  He was pronounced dead a short time later. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.


TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Shots rang out around 6:01 p.m. in the First Block of Camden Street between West Hanover and Passaic Streets. It was reported when police arrived, they found a male shot 2 times in the chest and CPR was being administered. Trenton EMS, Trenton Fire Department and Capital Health Paramedics arrived on scene at 6:04 p.m. EMS workers could be seen continuing CPR on scene and transported the victim at 6:15 p.m. to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries and was pronounced dead a short time later. Trenton Police and Mercer County Homicide Task Force are on scene investigating the shooting. This is still an active scene.


Names of the 2022 homicide victims in the City of Trenton:

  1. 2/15/2022 Antwone Barnes, 37, of Trenton, Stabbing
  2. 2/23/2022 Leonardo Fernandez, 32, of Trenton, Stabbing
  3. 3/01/2022 Shimon Nesmith Jr., 19, of Trenton, Shooting
  4. 3/15/2022 Albert L. Barnes, 46, of Trenton, Shooting

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