Man Shot Dead And Another Shot In Arm, In West Hanover Street Shooting – Update

UPDATE of MidJersey.News story from earlier this morning:

May 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Public Information Officer, Casey DeBlasio stated that at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2022, Trenton police received three Shot Spotter activations for multiple locations in the 100 block of West Hanover Street.  Upon arrival, officers located an adult male lying on the sidewalk suffering a gunshot wound.  He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later.  The victim has been identified as Ali Abdullah, 25, of Trenton.

While officers were on scene, a second shooting victim arrived at Capital Health Regional Medical Center by private vehicle.  The 30-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder area and was taken into surgery.  He is currently in stable condition.

The majority of the scene was located on the side of 142 West Hanover Street in the State of New Jersey parking lot.  Numerous shell casings were located on the sidewalk next to the location.  Two vehicles were parked in the lot, and one had been struck numerous times.

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. Tips 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. 3/03/2022 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
  11. 5/22/2022 Ali Abdullah, 25, of Trenton, Shooting

Photos by: Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

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