TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police Lieutenant Brian Jones announced On Friday, January 12th, 2024 at 5:29 p.m. patrol units responded to a call for service for a disorderly group of males possibly in possession of a handgun hanging out and gambling inside of the hallway of 802 Southard Street. Upon arrival, officers encountered approximately eight (8) males in the hallway, they approached to further investigate and issue Violation of City ordinance summons for gambling. During the course of the investigation, a male identified as Nasir Reed, of Rossell Avenue Trenton NJ refused all lawful commands, fled from officers initiated a foot pursuit, and resisted arrest. During the course of the struggle, Reed was in possession of a handgun that discharged causing a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his left upper thigh. Reed was rendered medical aid, released from the hospital, and charged with resisting arrest and weapons offenses. This is an ongoing Mercer County Shooting Response Team investigation.

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