Blackwood, Man Shot And Killed In Hamilton Township, Mercer County

May 17, 2023

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Hamilton Police Division are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Wednesday morning in Hamilton Township, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

Hamilton police officers responded to a shooting in progress in the 4900 block of S. Broad Street shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as Matthew Morales, 28, of Blackwood, NJ, was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact MCHTF Detective Luis Vega at (609) 989-6406 or Sgt. Sherika Salmon at (609) 960-3119. Information can also be emailed to

The scene this morning on South Broad Street at Pilgrim Way in Hamilton Township.

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