Thanksgiving Weekend Capped by Two Murders in Trenton

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TRENTON, NJ – One man has been stabbed and another shot in the head in Trenton, New Jersey this weekend as violence in the state capital spirals out of control.  Murder is on the rise across New Jersey under the leadership of Democrat Governor Phil Murphy since he instituted a state-wide shutdown that lead to the loss of jobs back in March.

Now, the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating two homicides that occurred in Trenton in the last 24 hours.

At approximately 9:50 p.m. on Saturday evening, November 28, police responded to a report of male stabbed in the 300 block of Brunswick Avenue. Upon arrival, they located the victim, Daniel Alvaranga, 33, in the intersection of Brunswick Avenue and Southard Street. He was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

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Then at approximately 2:50 a.m. Sunday morning, November 29, police responded to a male shot in the 300 block of Centre Street. The victim, a male in his 30s, was located in a first-floor apartment suffering a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced at the scene. A tentative identification of the victim has been made, but his name will not be released until a positive identification is confirmed.


The homicides do not appear to be related. Both investigations are ongoing and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to mchtftips@mercercounty.org.

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