Trenton sets record for most homicides in a year

Trenton sets record for most homicides in a year

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

A fatal shooting in Trenton Friday has pushed the city to a new record for the most homicides in a year.

Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in front of the Italian Peoples Bakery in Trenton Thursday afternoon. The death marks the city's 32nd homicide in 2013.

The Trenton Times reported that the city's previous record was 31 homicides in 2005.

Gov. Chris Christie has recommended that Trenton follow Camden's lead and disband its police department, replacing it with a county force.

The state Policemen's Benevolent Association disagrees. The union says the layoff of more than 100 officers due to budget cuts and the failure of Trenton's mayor to step aside while under federal indictment are more to blame for the surge in violence.

Information from: The (Trenton, N.J.) Times, http://www.nj.com/times

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