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Mercer County Investigation Leads to Spring Street Homicide Arrest

By metrowriter on
Mercer County Trenton

Mercer County officials reported that a Trenton man was arrested and charged for the murder of Rashee Barlow earlier this month.

Authorities say Anthony Smith, 42, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and certain persons not to possess a weapon.

He was arrested on September 8th in Hackensack by members of the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force.

The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Smith pending trial, and the charges result from the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department investigation.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on September 2nd, Trenton police received a Shot Spotter activation and several calls for a shooting.

Patrol officers responded to the 200 block of Spring Street and located two shooting victims.

Rashee Barlow, 35, of Trenton, was pronounced dead a short time later, and a  38-year-old man suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Despite being charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.