Trenton homicide victim recalled as a good kid

TRENTON — The victim who was fatally shot in the chest in an early morning homicide on Saturday was identified by police as 19-year-old Trenton resident Tre Lane.

The teen was killed after two suspects opened fire on four people on the front porch of a home on the 1100 block of New Willow Street around 3:15 a.m. Saturday morning.

Three of the victims were wounded to their lower extremities, but Lane was fatally shot. The teen made it around the corner before collapsing in a home on the 100 block of Kirkbride Avenue.

According to city activist Andrew Bobbitt and longtime friend of Lane’s family, Tre was a good kid who was active in the community that was raised by parents who were heavily involved in their son’s life.

Lane, was his mother’s only child, Bobbit said, and graduated from Trenton Central High School in 2011, held a job and was attending Mercer County Community College.

Lane’s father, a retired corrections officer and his mother, a school teacher, both played an active role in raising Tre, making him a well-rounded young man, Bobbitt said.

Tre was recalled as being active in the community and doing good work towards charity, Bobbitt called his death a big loss.

Friends flooded the slain teen’s Facebook page with messages expressing the loss of their friend throughout the weekend.

“No one knows why Tre was out at that time,” said Bobbitt.” But that isn’t the issue here, people should be able to be out at anytime without being victims of violence.”

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