Victim in South Clinton homicide identified

Police have identified the victim of last Wednesday’s fatal shooting after a week of investigation.

Benito Escalante, 26, was shot in the head inside a home on the 1000 block of South Clinton Avenue. Escalante has no known address in the United States, but is known to be from Guatemala.

The 1000 block of South Clinton Avenue had previously been hit by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in July as part of series of raids in the city, resulting in four arrests at that particular block. Escalante was not one of the arrestees in the raid.

Anyone with information on the homicide 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 about the shooting to TCSTIPS to 274637.

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