2 Men Draw Pistols During Argument in Trenton

The following information was supplied by the Trenton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Trenton police responded to a call about an argument involving residents that resulted in two pistols drawn and pointed at the same man at about 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the 5400 block of West Jefferson Avenue.

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Police said a heated argument began between a 31-year-old man and a 63-year-old man in a nearby parking lot. During the argument, the younger man, "put his hands out to put space between them" when the older man pulled out a pistol from his waistband behind his back and pointed it him, according to a Trenton police report.

At that moment, a 50-year-old man entered the argument and also pointed a pistol retrieved from his waistband. A witness told police the man racked the slide of the pistol and pointed it at the younger man.

The three men continued to exchange words for a short time and were joined by a 28-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man. The woman attempted to break up the fight, but was pushed out of the way.

The 30-year-old man walked over to the area and one of the men pointed a gun at him, as well.

The men with pistols left the scene before police arrived. No arrests were made.

Contact editor Nate Stemen natestemen@patch.com for questions on police reports.

Dave (Bear) Huggins November 27, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Protect your rights, and your country... Buy a gun!! Learn to use it safely, and defend yourself. You still have that 2nd amendment right. And this is still America. Alot of you may not like these views, but they are facts. So, if you don't like my America, stop trying to change the greatest country ever, and... MOVE TO FRANCE !!!
John Socha November 28, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Sharon, before you go making an ignorant comment such as yours please be sure you know the facts. The media shares only what they want, fact is, you cannot make an assessment on this situation with what you read. The young man may have or may not have threatened the older individual or the older man may have felt threatened and felt the need to protect himself. Fact is, you anti gun lobbyists need to take the time and become knowledgeable of the countries that have gun control laws and compare the crimes to ours. It will blow you away! Take away my right to protect my Wife and Daughter, how dare you. You can be a victim, I choose not to be and I will fight you and your following till I'm financially broke or dead.
terencerhyne November 28, 2012 at 04:51 PM
People will carry loaded guns leagal or not if you are in a bad situation you don't know what you would do so don't tell me i don't need a weapon to defend myself.
Robofsemi November 29, 2012 at 07:48 PM
There will always be irresponsible gun owners, thankfully they are few and far between. Glad it ended before somebody pulled a trigger.
terencerhyne November 30, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Since sharon knows what is best for the public, instead of talking about you should not have the right to protect yourself or family members she needs to ride in patrol cars and see first hand how dangerously it can get.


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