Trenton man gunned down outside housing project
Theresa Corbett could be heard from nearly a block away.
“Andre get up! Andre get up!” she shouted through the bars of a fence at her son, Andre Corbett, who she could see laying under a sheet.
Around 3:00 p.m., Corbett, 35, was gunned down just outside a doorway at 194 Oakland Street. He had been shot five times in the head, becoming Trenton’s second homicide of the year.
At the scene, Corbett’s body remained where he fell with a white sheet covering for an extended amount of time and in view of his relatives. Their emotions shifting from shock, to sadness and then anger.
“They need to take these guns away,” Theresa Corbett said. “Everyone has guns, even kids.”
Corbett’s relatives were also calling for the demolition of the Roger’s Garden housing project and additional police patrols.
As for Andre Corbett, Theresa Corbett said her son was not perfect and “did dirt,” but he also was known to be generous.
“He would give you his shirt if you needed one, if you needed money, he had that to,” Theresa Corbett said. “Everyone does dirt, but he didn’t deserve to die like this, he didn’t deserve to go this way.”
Anyone with information regarding Corbett’s murder can call the confidential tipline at (609) 989-3663 or Trenton Crime Stoppers at (609)278- 8477.
Alternatively tipsters who prefer to text-a-tip can text information to TCSTIPS to 274637.