Man shot and killed Wednesday near Route 1 overpass

A Burlington man was shot and killed Wednesday morning near Market Street and the Route 1 overpass.

Around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, police scanners reported that one person had been shot and was in “traumatic arrest.”

Police investigate a homicide that occurred near Market Street and the Route 1 overpass, Oct. 29, 2014. (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

Police investigate a homicide that occurred near Market Street and the Route 1 overpass, Oct. 29, 2014. (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

Shortly after, police vehicles swarmed the intersection of Market Street and the Route 1 overpass. Police then diverted traffic away from the overpass, causing traffic delays.

Around 12:45 p.m. a spokesperson for the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that one male was shot and killed. The victim was later identified as 64-year-old Silas Johnson of Burlington.

At this time, police have not disclosed whether any arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.

Wednesday’s incident was the third fatal shooting to occur within the city in the past two weeks.

Anyone with information about either of the murders is asked to call (609) 989-6406. Or call the Trenton police confidential tip line at (609) 989-3663.

Tipsters may also call the Trenton Crime Stoppers tip line at (609) 278-8477. Those wishing to text a tip can send a message labeled TCSTIPS to Trenton Crime Stoppers at 274637.

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