TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday night in the city, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
At approximately 8:10 PM, the Mercer County Homicide Task Force responded to Donnelly Homes, on Willow Avenue, on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located one male victim, Shaquan Brown, 23, suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of his head. He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for treatment. He was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly thereafter. Two other victims were located with gunshot wounds to the leg.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the 13th reported homicide in Trenton, NJ in 2023.
Note: Trenton Police had a pursuit with a dirt bike that was seen leaving the scene towards Broad Street. The dirt bike was dumped by the suspect in the area of Haggerty Alley/400 Block of Genesee Street. Police then chased the suspect on foot and the suspect was quickly apprehended by Trenton Police in the area South Broad Street. Since there was no arrest reported in the official information provided above and it is unknown and unclear if this had any connection to the above shooting. Neighbors in the area of South Broad Street also witnessed the pursuit.
MANCHESTER, NJ (OCEAN)–Manchester Police reported that on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at approximately 2:47 p.m., members of the Manchester Township Police responded to the area of the Savannah Road and Tenth Avenue, in the Pine Lake Park section of the Township, for the report of a Bicyclist collision with sport utility vehicle with an injury. Upon arrival, officers located an E-Bike within the intersection as well as a 2017 Nissan Rouge sport utility vehicle. The investigation revealed that the operator of the E-Bike was traveling on Savannah Road when he failed to stop at a posted stop sign at the intersection of Tenth Avenue. The bicyclist identified as 51-year-old Scott Sheets was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River for his injuries was he was listed in stable condition after the crash.
Although low speed electric bicycles are permitted to be operated on roadways under current New Jersey Law, there are restrictions and additional requirements based on the class of the electric bicycle. The Manchester Police would like to remind those members of the public that they must always wear a helmet, keep to the right, and obey all other motor vehicle laws.
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Philadelphia Fire Department reports that around 6:30 a.m., PFD responded to a large fire under I-95 near the Cottman Avenue exit in Northeast Philly. PFD placed the fire under control at 7:30 a.m., but there is an ongoing emergency response from dozens of City, State, and Federal Agencies. I-95 North and South bound lanes are closed. Please exercise extreme caution and follow safety signs if you’re in that area.
Philadelphia Office Of Emergency Management reports that all lanes of I-95 closed in both directions between Woodhaven and Aramingo exits due to fire/road collapse. Other streets closed for the response. Avoid area. Plan and seek alternative travel routes.
If traveling though Philadelphia on I-95 and surrounding roadways plan a detour for the following week.
This severe damage to I-95 reminds us of the Great Tire Fire of 1996 where a 8-Alarm fire consumed 10,000+ tires and damaged I-95 closing the roadway for 8 days. (If we can find the negatives will post photos from the 1996 fire)
Ed Note: If you have plans to go to PHL Airport or Philadelphia from our area avoid I-95 in Pennsylvania. Use alternative routes though Jersey and use the Walt Whitman Bridge or Benjamin Franklin Bridge and if traffic is real bad go further south to Commodore Barry Bridge to get around this mess for the following week or so.