May 5, 2021
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced today that a Trenton man has been arrested and charged with lying to police during the investigation into Kaheem Carter’s April murder.
The investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force led to the arrest earlier this week of Isaiah Ellis, 19, Emmitt Littles, 24, and Isaiah Porter, 25, for the fatal shooting.
On Tuesday afternoon, May 4, 2021, Xzavier Williams, 23, was arrested at his Trenton residence by HTF members. He was released on a summons pending future court proceedings. Williams is charged with giving false information to law enforcement officers, a third-degree crime.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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