Prosecutors: Man found dead on Cleveland Avenue being investigated as homicide
The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office has identified a man who was found shot to death on Cleveland Avenue Thursday evening.
Officials said that Marquis Saunders, 23, of Hamilton was located unconscious, unresponsive and bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound around 7:40 p.m. in the first block of Cleveland Avenue.
Police were called to the area on a report of a man down in the alley where Saunders was found, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The Trentonian reported on Thursday that the victim was found by teens who then called police.
An autopsy was scheduled for Friday, the prosecutor’s office said. The death remains under investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force.
Anyone having information regarding the killing is asked to call the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406.
Individuals 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.