TRENTON — The Fourth of July resulted in tragedy within the state’s capital metropolis after a taking pictures left a 16-year-old boy lifeless and one other teen injured.
Dion Ellis, who was working as a lifeguard for the town, was pronounced lifeless on the scene after police arrived about 12:45 a.m. Monday on the block of Prospect Road and Stuyvesant Avenue.
One other 16-year-old boy was shot within the leg however is anticipated to outlive, officers mentioned.
Authorities haven’t mentioned if they’ve recognized any suspects or in the event that they know what prompted the taking pictures.
Interim Police Director Steve Wilson mentioned metropolis police and detectives from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Workplace would “remedy this horrible crime.”
“When the lives of our younger persons are taken on this method, I take it personally and can dedicate as many assets as attainable to stemming the violence,” Wilson mentioned Monday in a written assertion.
“We’re seeing mindless violence contact us as soon as once more throughout a weekend once we ought to really feel secure as we rejoice with family and friends,” Mayor Reed Gusciora mentioned. “Town has misplaced not only a vibrant life, however one which protected our youngsters.”
In keeping with The Trentonian, this was the town’s ninth homicide this year. Town of 82,400 residents recorded 40 homicides final 12 months.
Trenton fired its police director final month, with Gusciora saying he was searching for a substitute who could be “vested in the city on a daily basis.”
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