Day: May 1, 2022

One Dead in Mass Shooting in Trenton, NJ; 3 Victims Shot


The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon in Trenton, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on May 1, 2022, the Shot Spotter activation system reported multiple rounds in the 800 block of Beatty Street. Moments later, several 911 calls were received reporting multiple people shot.

Police responded to the scene and located three adult male victims suffering gunshot wounds. Two victims were located in the 100 block of Randall Avenue and one was located on Beatty Street. The victim located on Beatty Street was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The two additional victims are being treated. Preliminary investigation indicates two of the three shooting victims, including the deceased, were targeted.

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

Original MidJersey.News report below:

May 1, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–At 1:28 p.m. Trenton Police, Trenton EMS, Trenton Fire Department and Captial Health Paramedics responded to the area of 159 Randall for a person shot. When Trenton firefighters arrived on scene, they reported multiple people shot and requested additional ambulances, paramedics, and additional firefighters to the scene to help. There were reports of two victims on Randal between 140-160 and another victim in the 800 block of Beatty Street inside a bodega. CPR was being performed on the victim inside the bodega and a “Trauma Alert” “Trauma Arrest” was called during transportation to Captial Health’s Trauma Center. One of the victims on Randall reportedly had an upper extremity gun shot wound and a tourniquet was applied. In total three people were transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center all with “Trauma Alerts” called.

Trenton Police were seen marking off areas with crime scene tape and it appeared that there were 12 to 13 markers for shell casings Randall Avenue. The Mercer County Homicide Task Force was on scene investigating.

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. 3/03/2022 Helen Nelson, 73, of Trenton, Physical Assault
  5. 3/15/2022 Albert L. Barnes, 46, of Trenton, Shooting
  6. 3/25/2022 Sequoya Bacon-Jones, 9, of Trenton, Shooting
  7. 3/31/2022 Tahaad Goss, 16, of Trenton, Shooting 
  8. 4/07/2022 Jaquir Queen, 26, of Willingboro, Shooting
  9. 4/09/2022 Leroy Davis, 31, of Trenton, Shooting
  10. 5/01/2022 Jamir McNeil, 25 of Trenton, Shooting

Motorcyclist Killed after Two Motorcycles Collide

May 1, 2022

Manchester Township, NJ (OCEAN) – On Saturday, April 30, 2022, at approximately 2:17 p.m., members of the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Pasadena Road near the intersection of Mt. Misery Road, in the Whiting Section of the township, to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving two motorcycles. 

Upon arrival, officers observed a black 2013 Harley Davidson Road King Motorcycle laying on it’s side adjacent to the wood line on the eastbound shoulder of Pasadena Road and a blue 2018 Indian Chieftain Motorcycle in the center of the eastbound lane, upright, on it’s kickstand.  The driver of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle, 66-year-old, Paul Brinkman, was severely injured.  Life saving measures were attempted, however, Brinkman succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the Indian Motorcycle, 57-year-old, Michael Varcadipane, sustained injuries to the right side of his body but refused any further medical attention.  The investigation determined that Brinkman was not wearing a Department of Transportation approved helmet but Varcadipane was.

The investigation revealed that Brinkman and Varcadipane were traveling together eastbound on Pasadena Road in a staggered formation with Brinkman traveling behind Varcadipane.  Varcadipane observed a disabled motorcyclist on the westbound shoulder of Pasadena Road and attempted to pull over onto the eastbound shoulder to assist the disabled motorcyclist.  As Varcadipane began to decelerate and pull off the roadway, Brinkman failed to react in time and collided with the Indian Motorcycle.  The left front end of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle impacted the right front end of the Indian Motorcycle causing both motorcyclists to lose control and subsequently be ejected from their motorcycles.

Assisting at the scene were detectives from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Investigators from the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office, EMTs from the Manchester Township Division of Emergency Services, Medics from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Fire Police from Whiting Volunteer Fire Department, and the New Jersey State Park Police.  The roadway was closed in the area of the crash for several hours while officers conducted the investigation.  The investigation into the crash is still ongoing, but at this point, following too closely and rider inattention appear to be the primary contributing factors.  This crash is being investigated by Ptl. Michael O’Hara of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit.

Reminder: Spring Stroll in Allentown, NJ, Main Street Closed Between Church and High Streets

May 1, 2022

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The Spring Stroll is today Sunday, May 1st on South Main Street (between Church Street and High Street). The roadway will be closed starting at 7:30AM on Sunday and will remain closed until 5:30PM Sunday night. Detour information will be posted. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.. Residents are asked to remove their cars from South Main Street starting at 6 a.m. on Sunday. 

Event parking is available at the Newell Elementary School. There will be a shuttle bus there to take visitors to the event. Handicapped parking is also available at Newell Elementary School and the shuttle bus is equipped for handicapped individuals. Additional handicapped parking is available behind Bruno’s One Sweet Ride. 

Restroooms will be stationed at: the Old Mill, on Lakeview Drive, and at the gas station next to Allentown Wine and Liquors. Handicapped restrooms are available at Old Mill and next to the gas station. All restrooms will have hand washing stations. 

Unicorn rides, pony rides, and two bounce houses will be stationed near Pete Sensi Park and on the bridge by the Old Mill. There will be live entertainment in front of the Old Mill. The 4H petting zoo and Hope Fire Company touch-a-truck will be placed on Lakeview Drive near Sluder Law Firm. There will be food trucks, crafters, vendors, and more on South Main Street. There will be no activities in Heritage Park this year.