Man found shot and killed in home on Phillips Avenue

A man was found Thursday evening shot and killed inside a residence on Phillips Avenue, making it the second homicide in Trenton this week.

According to law enforcement sources, police were dispatched to the 100 block of Phillips Avenue around 5 p.m. Wednesday where they found a man inside a house suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene; his identity is unknown at this time.

Citizens who were at the scene before police ever arrived were surprised when the officers began posting crime scene tape around the block.

“I didn’t see anything,” one witness said. “I’ve been right here and I didn’t see or hear anything. That’s crazy!”

Another citizen who was at the scene said that “it’s time to move.”

“It’s getting hard to live around here,” the woman said. “We’ve been living here a long time, more than 10 years. The neighborhood is getting bad; it was never this bad when I was younger. I’m not going to live around here if it’s like this. This is ridiculous.”

On Monday, 26-year-old Ruhallman Kearney was found shot and killed inside an abandoned home on Sanhican Drive.

Both homicides are being investigated by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. Anyone with information is asked to call (609) 989-6406, or use the Trenton police confidential tip line at (609) 989-3663.

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