Gusciora jumps the gun claiming credit for crime cut days before 13th killing

Trenton’s 13th homicide of the year was killed only a few days after Mayor Reed Gusciora boasted about the city’s “significant progress” in combating violent crime.

Authorities identified the murder victim as 35-year-old Rasheed Barlow of Trenton.

Police officers responding to the 200 block of Spring Street around 7:30 p.m. Friday found Barlow and another victim who had been injured by gunshots.

Trenton officers responding to the gunfire detection system ShotSpotter, at about 7:30 p.m. found Barlow fatally wounded.

A 38-year-old man suffered a non-life threatening leg wound, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said.

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