Trenton Teenager Gets Ankle Bracelet for Shooting, Killing 16-Year-Old

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TRENTON, NJ – A Trenton teenager has been arrested and charged for the March shooting death of a 16-year-old that occurred on Liberty Street, but was released back to his home with an ankle bracelet.

According to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, the 14-year-old Trenton male was charged with second-degree reckless manslaughter and second-degree providing false information to law enforcement. 

According to a police report, just after 9 p.m. on March 31, Trenton police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Liberty Street on the report of a teenager shot. 

“Upon arrival, officers located 16-year-old Tahaad Goss lying on the basement stairs suffering a gunshot wound to the face.  He was pronounced dead at the scene,” the police department reported. “There were other teenagers present in the house and a gun was found in the basement.”