Man shot and killed on Riverside Drive

A city man was shot and killed Saturday evening in an apartment building hallway.

According to law enforcement, around 9:52 p.m. Saturday, police received calls about gunfire in the 1900 block of Riverside Drive. When officers arrived on-scene, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in a second floor hallway. He was found in front of what is believed to be his apartment, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. Initial reports indicated that the man had been shot multiple times, but the prosecutor’s office said that he died of a single gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and later pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m., according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. He was identified as 46-year-old Wilbur Thomas.

Trenton Police guard scene of late night Saturday shooting on Riverside Drive that left a man dead. (Jackie Schear - The Trentonian)

Trenton Police guard scene of late night Saturday shooting on Riverside Drive that left a man dead. (Jackie Schear - The Trentonian)

The murder occurred in the West Ward, where 11 homicides took place last year. But police say the 1900 block of Riverside is “usually a quiet area.”

This is the city’s second homicide of the year.

The case is being investigated by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call (609) 989-6406. Or use the Trenton police confidential tip line at (609) 989-3663. Tipsters may also call the Trenton Crime Stoppers tipline at (609) 278-8477. Those wishing to text a tip can send a message labeled TCSTIPS to Trenton Crime Stoppers at 274637.

— Trentonian reporter Scott Ketterer contributed to this report.

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