Lawrence Township, NJ – A tragic incident unfolded in Lawrence Township in the early hours of August 11, 2023, as a 36-year-old resident of the area was fatally shot inside his home. The Mercer County Prosecutor, Angelo J. Onofri, and Lawrence Township Police Chief, Christopher Longo, expressed their deep concerns regarding the incident.
According to the authorities, the police received a distressing 911 call around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, alerting them to a shooting incident at a residence on Mendrey Court. Officers swiftly arrived at the scene and discovered a male victim in the living room. The victim had been shot in the back and was in critical condition. He was immediately transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for medical assistance. Tragically, despite the efforts of medical professionals, the victim succumbed to his injuries a short time later. He has been identified as Anthony Irizarry, a 36-year-old Lawrence resident.
In the wake of this shocking event, the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Lawrence Township Police Department have launched a comprehensive investigation. The authorities have not yet made any arrests in connection with the incident. They are urging anyone with information to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. Those with relevant information can contact MCHTF Detective Chris Pullen at (609) 989-6406 or OIC William Jett at (609) 331-5010. Additionally, information can be provided via email at [email protected].
This unfortunate incident has sent shockwaves through the Lawrence Township community, prompting concerns about public safety. The authorities are determined to solve the case and bring the responsible individuals to justice, ensuring that the community feels secure once again. The investigation is ongoing, and law enforcement agencies are committed to leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of justice.
Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and share any information they may have that could aid in the investigation. By working together, the community and law enforcement can make strides towards a safer environment for all.