Day: February 12, 2023

Police Identify Burlington, NJ, Woman As Victim Of Morning Homicide In Trenton

February 12, 2023

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

At approximately 9:06 a.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2023, Trenton police responded to a ShotSpotter activation and Trenton Communications received calls for a female shot in the area of Prospect Street and W. Hanover Avenue. Patrol officers arrived and located a black female with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced deceased at 9:19 a.m. The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Stephanie Vil, of Burlington, New Jersey.

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 2023 Homicide Victims

  1. 1/16/2023 Donnell Williams, 29, Trenton, Shooting.
  2. 2/12/2023 Stephanie Vil, 34, of Burlington, Shooting.

Photos by: Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

Police Investigate Morning Homicide In Trenton

February 12, 2023

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Sometime around 9:00 a.m. this morning Sunday February 12, 2023, Trenton Police, Trenton EMS, Captial Health Paramedics, and Trenton Fire Department responded to West Hanover Street near the intersection of Passaic Street for a reported person shot in the head and lying in the middle of the roadway. Trenton Police secured the scene for the investigation while Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased.

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force was on scene investigating.

This is a breaking news report and when official information becomes available the story will be updated.

See link below for updated information:

Police Director Steve Wilson meeting with officers at the scene.