Shooting Under Investigation In Lawrence Township

August 11, 2023



LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri and Lawrence Township Police Chief Christopher Longo reported that a 36-year-old Lawrence resident was fatally shot in his home early Friday morning.      

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Friday, August 11, 2023, Lawrence police responded to a residence on Mendrey Court after receiving a 911 phone call that someone had been shot.  Upon arrival, officers located a male victim in the living room suffering from a gunshot wound to the back.  The victim was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.  The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Anthony Irizarry.      

The shooting is under investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Lawrence Township Police Department.  No arrests have been made.  Anyone with information is asked to contact MCHTF Detective Chris Pullen at (609) 989-6406 or OIC William Jett at (609) 331-5010.  Information can also be emailed to  


LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Around 12:30 a.m. Lawrence Police, West Windsor EMS and Captial Health Paramedics responded to the first block of Mendrey Court, Lawrence Township for a reported shooting. Upon arrival of police, it was reported that a person was shot in the back and CPR was being given. Emergency Medical Services arrived about 12:45 a.m. and there was no update on the condition of the victim. Police are still on scene investigating.

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