Lawrence Township Man Killed In Trenton Multiple Shooting Last Night; Others Remain Hospitalized

April 21, 2023 — SHOOTING UPDATE

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred on the 200 block of Hamilton Avenue last night. At approximately 10:28 p.m., Trenton Police were dispatched to 266 Hamilton Avenue on a report of shots fired with multiple people shot.  Police officers located three victims suffering from gunshot wounds and learned a fourth victim was transported by personal vehicle to the hospital.  The first victim, Ralph Conquest, 43, of Lawrence, was pronounced deceased at Capital Health Regional Medical Center at approximately 1:53 a.m.   Another male victim remains in the hospital in critical condition.  Two other victims, a male and a female, are being treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the hand and the leg. 

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.  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 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.
  6. 3/09/2023 Jhosse Tolentino, 23, Trenton, Shooting
  7. 4/14/2023 Daniel Garvin, 46, Trenton
  8. 4/20/2023 Ralph Conquest, 43, of Lawrence

Original story below:

April 20, 2023

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Around 10:33 p.m. Trenton Police, Trenton EMS, Capital Health Paramedics, and Trenton Fire Department were sent to the 200 Block of Hamilton Avenue near Hudson Street for multiple people shot. Upon arrival police found three victims shot. TEMS, paramedics and firefighters treated the victims. It was reported that one of the victims was shot in the head. All three victims were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and all were reported “Trauma Alerts”

Police are actively investigating. No additional details are available at this time. Once official information becomes available the story will be updated.

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