TRENTON, NJ --  Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced Monday that a suspect who was wounded during a Sunday officer-involved shooting incident in Trenton has been charged with multiple weapons offenses.  

Trenton police responded to an officer-involved shooting in the area of 1901 Calhoun Street shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Officers and emergency medical technicians arrived on scene and located an adult black male, identified as Joseph Reeves, 37, Trenton, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the head. He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, then transferred to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he remains in stable condition.

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At the same time that police located Reeves, they encountered an on-duty Trenton police officer. The circumstances that led up to the Trenton officer’s encounter with Reeves are still under investigation.  

Officers on scene observed a silver Kia Optima, which Reeves allegedly was operating, with the engine running and the driver’s side door open.  The vehicle had heavy front end damage and appeared to have collided with a parked green Chevrolet Suburban LT. The Optima also had several bullet holes.  A silver Ruger .357 Magnum revolver was located on the driver’s side floor of the car in plain view.

Reeves is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon (first degree) and certain persons not to possess a weapon (second degree).   There is no scheduled court appearance at this time for Reeves. 

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force continues to investigate the shooting. Individuals with Anyone with information is asked to call (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to mchtftips@mercercounty.org.

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