TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Told Breaking news of Trenton On July 1, 2023, at approximately 10:19 p.m., Trenton Police received a 911 call reporting gunshots fired at 301 Hills Place, Trenton, New Jersey.  Officers responded and located a female gunshot victim inside the residence at 301 Hills Place. The victim, later identified as Precious Saunders, 32, of Trenton, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center.  She was pronounced deceased at 11:05 p.m.

Jeremy Ratliff, 29, of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was located a short time later in the area of the Trenton Transit Center at 72 South Clinton Avenue in Trenton, NJ, and taken into custody.  Ratliff is currently charged with aggravated assault for an incident with the victim that occurred prior to the shooting. 

The homicide investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and Trenton Police Department is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact MCHTF Detective Karl Johnston at (609) 989-6406 or Sgt. Roberto Reyes at (609) 256-0997. Information can also be emailed to [email protected].

Thomas Peterson is the Editor in Chief and founder of Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton. Thomas founded PBT in 2012.