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Trenton records 35th murder of 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A murder in Trenton last night adds to the record breaking year for violence in the city.

Police have identified the victim as 17-year-old Shamere Melvin of Princeton Avenue. Investigators say he was shot dead on North Clinton Aveune at 8:30 Wednesday night.

The Mercer County Prosecutor's office says this is Trenton's 35th murder this year.

The previous record of 31 murders was set in 2005.

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