Police Quickly Apprehend Suspect In Last Night’s Trenton Shooting Homicide

July 2, 2023 — 9:15 a.m. Update

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office reported that on July 1, 2023, at approximately 10:19 p.m., Trenton Police received a 911 call reporting gunshots fired at 301 Hills Place, Trenton, New Jersey.  Officers responded and located a female gunshot victim inside the residence at 301 Hills Place. The victim, later identified as Precious Saunders, 32, of Trenton, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center.  She was pronounced deceased at 11:05 p.m.

Jeremy Ratliff, 29, of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was located a short time later in the area of the Trenton Transit Center at 72 South Clinton Avenue in Trenton, NJ, and taken into custody. 

The investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and Trenton Police Department is ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to contact MCHTF Detective Karl Johnston at (609) 989-6406 or Sgt. Roberto Reyes at (609) 256-0997.  Information can also be emailed to mchtftips@mercercounty.org.

Midjersey.news original story below:

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police, Trenton EMS, Capital Health Paramedics and Trenton Fire Department responded to the 300 Block of Hills Place between Federal and Cass Streets, for a woman shot in the chest around 10:20 p.m. Upon arrival it was reported that the victim was inside a residence. TEMS and Paramedics transported the victim to the Trauma Center at Captial Health regional medical center. Trenton Police searched the area for a suspect and notified Transit Police. Trenton Police and the Mercer County Homicide Taskforce are investigating.

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. 4/09/2023 Jhosse Tolentino, 23, Trenton, Shooting
  7. 4/12/2023 Jared Anderson, Trenton, Shooting (died May 29)
  8. 4/14/2023 Daniel Garvin, 46, Trenton, Shooting
  9. 4/20/2023 Ralph Conquest, 43, of Lawrence, Shooting
  10. 5/14/2023 Roger Martinez-Rodriguez, 27, Trenton, Stabbing
  11. 5/14/2023 Justin Reed, 24, of Ewing, Shooting (died May 22)
  12. 5/26/2023 Sherief Treadwell, 36, Trenton, Shooting
  13. 6/09/2023 Markell Biggs, 20, Trenton, Shooting
  14. 6/11/2023 Shaquan Brown, 23, Trenton, Shooting
  15. 6/15/2023 James Junior Journigan, 36, Shooting
  16. 6/15/2023 Louis Washington, 38, Trenton, Shooting, (died June 17)
  17. 6/19/2023 Ernest Denard, 61, Stabbing
  18. 6/22/2023 Guillermo Sanchez, Shooting
  19. 7/01/2023 Precious Saunders, 32, of Trenton