Trenton's 1st Deadly Shooting Less Than 1 Hour Into 2013

The 1st homicide in Trenton didn't happen last year until Jan. 15 -- this year it took less than an hour

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013  |  Updated 8:59 AM EDT
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Trenton's 1st Deadly Shooting Less Than 1 Hour Into 2013

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Trenton recorded its first deadly shooting less than an hour into the New Year.

Police say the first fatality of 2013 was James Threadgill, 54, of Trenton. Prosecutors believe Threadgill was shot after a suspected verbal altercation with two men who tried to cut a line he was waiting on at a bar on East State Street.

Police say Threadgill was shot by one of the men outside the bar and was later taken off life support. The suspects remain at large.

The Times of Trenton reports that five others were left wounded in shootings across the city in the first 14 hours of Jan. 1.

Trenton recorded 24 homicides in 2012, the same number as the year before. The first homicide of 2012 didn't occur until Jan. 15.

 


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