Trenton Teen And Hamilton Man Charged In Relation To Federal Street Homicide In Trenton

March 28, 2023

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced today that an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department has resulted in charges being filed against two individuals in connection to this weekend’s shooting homicide on Federal Street in Trenton.

A 17-year-old Trenton male is charged with murder, attempted murder and multiple weapons offenses.  He was arrested without incident on Saturday, March 25, in Hamilton, and is lodged at the Middlesex County Youth Detention Center pending a detention hearing.

Nilson Zepeda-Galicia, 24, of Hamilton, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a weapon.  He was charged on Friday evening shortly after the shooting.  The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain him pending trial.

At approximately 10:40 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023, Trenton police received several calls reporting shots fired at 602 Federal Street. Responding officers located two adult male gunshot victims near the GT Bar and Lounge. The victims were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where Harold Rosario, 19, of Trenton, was pronounced dead a short time later. The second victim, a 28-year-old man, remains hospitalized.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact MCHTF Detective Joseph D’Ambrosio at 609-989-6406 or Sgt. Sherika Salmon at 609-960-3119. Information can also be emailed to

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Names of the 2023 Trenton Homicide Victims

  1. 1/16/2023 Donnell Williams, 29, Trenton, Shooting.
  2. 2/12/2023 Stephanie Vil, 34, of Burlington, Shooting.
  3. 2/16/2023 Khalil Glanton, 23, Trenton, Stabbing.
  4. 3/24/2023 Harold Rosario, 19, Trenton, Shooting.
  5. 3/26/2023 Nyeisha Saunders, 41, Trenton, Shooting.

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