UPDATE: Three Men Arrested in Murder of Kaheem Carter

May 3, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced today that an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force has resulted in charges being filed against three Trenton men in the April 15, 2021 homicide of Kaheem Carter.

Isaiah Ellis, 19, Emmitt Littles, 24, and Isaiah Porter, 25, are each charged with murder, accomplice liability and weapons offenses.  All three men were arrested Monday morning by member of the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force.  Ellis and Littles were taken into custody in Trenton; Porter was located in Brooklyn, NY.  The prosecutor’s office will file motions to detain the men pending trial.

At approximately 1:50 a.m. on April 15, 2021, Trenton police were dispatched to the area of 1137 Hamilton Avenue on a report of shots fired.  Responding officers located the victim, later identified as 22-year-old Kaheem Carter, laying on the ground on Cunningham Alley near the intersection of South Walter Avenue.  Carter was unresponsive and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Thirteen .40 caliber shell casings were located nearby, as was a large, black garbage bag filled with clothing, sneakers and boots that matched the style of the victim’s clothing.   HTF detectives canvassed various locations in Trenton and secured video surveillance footage from around the time of the murder.  A review of the footage showed two unknown individuals in the approximate area just prior to the shooting and running away from the scene.  A silver 2007 Mercury Montego was also identified canvasing the area of Cuyler Avenue and Cunningham Alley near where the murder occurred.  That vehicle came back registered to Isaiah Porter.  Through the review of additional video and witness interviews, detectives were able to identify the three suspects.

The murder remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call HTF Detective John Menafra at (609) 989-6406.  Information can also be emailed to mchtftips@mercercounty.org.

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

Related MidJersey.news coverage here:

Trenton Man Arrested for Lying to Police in Connection to Homicide of Kaheem Carter

See this morning’s MidJersey.news breaking news story here (posted at 2:33 am): BREAKING: Male Found Shot Dead Near Post Office On Hamilton Ave.

UPDATE: Shooting Homicide in Trenton Under Investigation

Names of 2021* homicide victims:

  1. 2/18/2021 Jabree Saunders, 26, from shooting on May 14, 2018
  2. 2/22/2021 Khalil Gibbs, 25, of West Windsor, shooting
  3. 2/25/2021 Lovelle Laramore, 60, of Trenton shooting
  4. 4/15/2021 Kaheem Carter, 22, of Trenton, shooting
  5. 4/20/2021 Shaquan McNeil, 25, of Trenton, shooting
  6. 4/24/2021 Cheryl Jones, 65, of Trenton, shooting
  7. 4/29/2021 Ramire Harvey, 25, of Trenton, shooting

*Updated to reflect the person who died in 2021 from the May 14, 2018 shooting.