Son of Local Reality TV Star Killed

The son of Detective Sgt. Luddie Austin from the A&E reality show, "Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force" was shot dead on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old son of a reality television star was shot dead in a Tuesday afternoon murder across the Delaware River in Trenton, N.J.

NJ.com identified the gunshot victim as James Austin, son of former Trenton police Detective Sgt. Luddie Austin and one of stars of the A&E reality show, "Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force."

James Austin was shot in the chest while visiting the mother of his two children on East State Street in the afternoon hours, The Trenonian reported.

Both news organizations said a suspect had not been captured.

Luddie Austin served on the Trenton police force years and the military overseas before retiring from law enforcement in 2011.

The officer, who served on the task force featured on the small screen, said in his A&E biography that he joined the department to try to make the neighborhoods where he grew up a safer place.

john doe March 01, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Alex Dearson....Im curious....does your child's father happen to be black? I may be wrong, but then again I might not be. I just have this feeling. And your wrong! Better go and get re-schooled on your statistics! Your 21 years old and dont know anything about nothing yet. When you get some life experience like I have, then you can come correct me. Take a walk through Trenton sometime and take a gander at what its own people have done to it. Trenton is a hell hole and the only people to blame are the people that live there. And since your so up on your statistics, tell me something...what race of people are the majority of people that live in Trenton??? Hmmmm....
john doe March 01, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Otherwise, I truely hope this young man rests in peace and I wish his family comfort.
concerned citizen March 01, 2013 at 02:23 PM
No he's white. Which I don't see why his race is your concern?? and I lived in Kensington for 8 years when I was younger and was also homeless living on a baseball field. So don't tell me to get the life experience you have because I will bet my life I've seen and been through more stuff by the time i was 13 then you have in your whole life. You're just a racist prick that has your head so far up your damn ass that all you see is black and white. Get a damn grip on reality white people are just as bad as the worst black person and black people are just as good as the most successful white person. I don't understand why you're so concerned about what race someone is when that really has nothing to do with anything. You can be the biggest scumbag in the world and be black or white. You could be the best person in the world and be black or white. So please tell me what race has to do with anything. And the comment regarding if my child's father was black. If love to know why you thought that...
Amir Austin March 03, 2013 at 01:51 AM
That was my brother that hurts me more than one way
concerned citizen March 03, 2013 at 02:55 PM
So sorry to hear that, and I'm so sorry for your loss


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