Trenton Shooting: One 16 Year Old Killed, Another 16 Year Old At Hospital

7/9/2021 UPDATE: 30 Year-Old Trenton Man Arrested In Murder of 16-Year-Old Dion Ellis

UPDATE: 16 Year Old Killed In Shooting Was City Of Trenton Lifeguard, Other 16 Year Old Shot In Leg

July 5, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police are investigating the shooting of two 16-year-old males early Monday morning on Stuyvesant Avenue. Police responded to the area of Prospect Street and Stuyvesant Avenue at approximately 12:45 a.m. One victim, later identified as Dion Ellis, 16, was found shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. A second 16-year-old male was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition after suffering a gunshot wound to the leg. Anyone with information is asked to contact HTF Detective Shawn Bruton at 609-989-6406. Tips can also be emailed to

Names of 2021* homicide victims: (this may need to be adjusted)**

  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
  8. 5/15/2021 David Williams 36, of Trenton, shooting
  9. 5/29/2021 Edgar Geovani Sis-Luis, 34, of Trenton, aggravated manslaughter
  10. 7/05/2021 Dion Ellis, 16, Trenton, Shooting

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