Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

New Jersey authorities identified the woman who was shot and killed in Trenton on Sunday evening.

41-year-old Nyeisha Saunders was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, 46-year-old Antione Brown. Saunders’ 19-year-old son is the surviving victim who was shot in the hand, authorities said. Brown shot Saunders and her son before shooting himself, the Prosecutor’s office said. Brown and Ms. Saunders had a previous dating relationship.

Around 6:35 p.m. on March 26, Trenton Police responded to a Spot Shotter activation for multiple rounds in the 100 block of Pennington Avenue.

On arrival, officers found two gunshot victims at the intersection of Monroe Street and Pennington Avenue, the Prosecutor’s office said. The woman, identified as Saunders suffered from multiple gunshot wounds was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later, authorities said.

Her 19-year-old son was taken to the hospital and is being treated for a gunshot wound to the hand.

While at the scene, police learned from a concerned resident that the suspect was inside a home on Pennington Avenue. Officers entered the residence and found the suspect, Brown, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and the firearm located next to his body, authorities said.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact MCHTF Detective Luis Vega. Information can also be emailed to mchtftips@mercercounty.org.

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By Buffy Gunner

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