Day: April 7, 2022

BREAKING: Shooting at American Dream Mall


Earlier this evening, the New Jersey State Police responded to a shooting incident that occurred at the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, Bergen County.

At approximately 5:50 p.m., troopers from the New Jersey State Police Meadowlands Station responded to the report of a shooting inside the American Dream Mall. When troopers arrived, they discovered one male victim was shot. The victim, who sustained serious injuries, was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.

The American Dream Mall was immediately locked down and troopers cleared the building while safely escorting patrons out.

Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives determined that only one suspect shot the victim, and detectives believe this to be an isolated incident. There is no threat to the public and the incident remains under investigation.

The American Dream Mall plans to reopen tomorrow for regular operating hours.

Earlier MidJersey.News story here:

April 7, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ– There are reports of a shooting at the American Dream Mall and the mall is currently on lock down. There are reports of a male being shot in the chest and numerous NJ State Troopers and other police are on location. Governor Phil Murphy stated that the public is advised to stay away from the area at this time.

Unconfirmed sources say that there were two gang related incidents, one inside the mall by Footlocker and the other near the parking garage.

Descriptions of the shooting suspects also from unconfirmed source state that one is a Hispanic male, dreadlocks, blue and black sweats, black puffy jacket. The other suspect is a black male, in a black puffy jacket.

Governor Phil Murphy:

“I have been briefed on the shooting at the American Dream Mall and @NJSP has set up a command post. We are closely monitoring the situation, and are praying for those impacted. The public is advised to stay away from the area at this time.”

Update: Willingboro Man, 26, Dead, Hamilton Man, 23, Injured, in Double Shooting in Trenton

April 7, 2022

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

Just before midnight on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, Trenton police responded to a Shot Spotter activation for multiple rounds at the Fast Trac gas station on Mulberry Street.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim on the side of the gas station suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.  The victim has been identified as Jaquir Queen, 26, of Willingboro.  Officers also learned of a second victim, a 23-year-old male from Hamilton, who had arrived at the hospital via private vehicle with a gunshot wound to his calf.  

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

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
  5. 3/25/2022 Sequoya Bacon-Jones, 9, of Trenton, Shooting
  6. 3/31/2022 Tahaad Goss, 16, of Trenton, Shooting 
  7. 4/07/2022 Jaquir Queen, 26, of Willingboro

BREAKING: Reported Male Shot in Chest, CPR in Progress


April 7, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Just after midnight about 12:05 a.m. there was a reported male shot in the chest in the area of 334 Mulberry Street. Trenton EMS, Capital Health Paramedics and Trenton Fire Department were sent to the scene and arrived by 12:08 a.m. and started CPR. Trenton EMS and Capital Paramedics were en route to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center at 12:10 a.m. and called a “Trauma Alert” The ambulance arrived at the hospital at 12:13 a.m.

This is an active scene no further information is available at this time. Please check back for further details when they become available.

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