Trenton man dies following Sept. 13 street assault

Police said that a 72-year-old man who was assaulted on Sept. 13, has died.

According to police James Wells was assaulted in the 100 block of East Hanover Street. Trenton Police Lt. Stephen Varn police were detailed to Capital Health Regional Medical Center around 8:56 p.m. on September 13.

Upon arrival, the officers spoke with Wells, whom police said was unable to provide much information as to what had occurred. Wells died at the hospital, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

Trenton Police Lt.Stephen Varn said that Wells was admitted to the hospital with numerous injuries to his head and face. Varn said that despite limited information, police were able to locate a scene in the 100 block of East Hanover Street.

Varn further stated that the 72-year-old had passed away Thursday night.

The Prosecutor’s Office said that their Homicide Task Force was notified of Wells’ death on Friday. According to Kathleen Petrucci of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office, the death was ruled a homicide as of Friday afternoon. No arrests have been made, authorities said.

Wells’ death remains under investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task force, anyone with information is asked to call (609) 989-6406 or the Trenton Police confidential tip line at (609) 989-3663.

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