State Databases Indicate Man Who Allegedly Shot And Killed 16-Year-Old In Trenton Works For State Of NJ, Department Of Human Services

July 11, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Just who was Keith N. Jordan the man arrested in the recent shooting death of 16-year-old Dion Ellis?

An Internet search has lead us to the State of New Jersey, Employee Phone Directory to a person named Keith N. Jordan and is employed by the State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services.

The Public Payroll Explorer search did not show any person named Jordan working for the State of New Jersey which was a little odd so we downloaded the entire dataset that is available on the available from the open government Transparency Center / NJOIT YourMoney Agency Payroll and was able to find a person named Keith N. Jordan that is an employee at Human Services, Central Office, Operations, Maintenance and Services as a Repairer

The next dataset checked was Active Pension Members and that dataset indicates a man named Keith N. Jordan works for the State of New Jersey and is enrolled in the Public Employees Retirement System with a annual salary of $36,394.00 he was enrolled in the pension system on 3/16/2019.

An email was sent to the NJ Governor’s Office to find out if Keith N. Jordan still employed with the State of New Jersey.


Keith N. Jordan, 30, was taken into custody in Trenton Friday morning by members of the MCHTF, the Mercer County Tactical Response Team and the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force.  He is charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.  The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Jordan pending trial.



Source: YourMoney Active Pension Members

https://data.nj.gov/Government-Finance/YourMoney-Active-Pension-Members/44xg-bswk

AS_OF_DATE 3/31/2021

MEMBER_LAST_NAME JORDAN

MEMBER_FIRST_NAME KEITH

MEMBER_MI N

ENROLLMENT DATE 3/16/2019

EMPLOYER_NAME DHS CENTRAL PAYROLL OFFICE

LOCATION 96

LOCATION NAME STATEWIDE

PENSION_FUN 2

PENSION_FUN_NAME PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM

PENSION_GROUP_ID P

VETERAN_STATUS NON-VETERAN

SERVICE_YEARS_QTY 1

SERVICE_MONTHS_QTY 11

TOTAL_MONTHS_QTY 23

CURRENT_EMPLOYER_SALARY_AMT 36,394.00

ALL_EMPLOYERS_SALARY_AMT 36,394.00

20_YEAR_STATUS  NO

MEMBERSHIP_TIER 5

—The data file reflects data for employees who are active members in a state pension system as reported by the employer. It lists the salary eligible for pension credit for the four most recent calendar quarters reported as well as attributes that describe the status of the member for pension purposes. 


Source: YourMoney Agency Payroll

For some reason not available in search you need to download entire data set and search that way:

June https://data.nj.gov/Government-Finance/YourMoney-Agency-Payroll/iqwc-r2w729, 2021

Database Line # 129957

2021       1              March 31 2021   162012  JORDAN               KEITH    N             JORDAN, KEITH N             3/16/2019                36,077.37             HUMAN SERVICES           CENTRAL OFFICE               REPAIRER            OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND SERVICES (IFPTE) – UNIT O   ANNUAL SALARY              7,326.03               0              0              7,326.03               null         null                                                                                                                                                                                MASTER

Database Line # 129958

2021       1              March 31 2021   162012  JORDAN               KEITH    N             JORDAN, KEITH N             null                         HUMAN SERVICES           CENTRAL OFFICE               REPAIRER            OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND SERVICES (IFPTE) – UNIT O ANNUAL SALARY                                                                              HUMAN SERVICES           CENTRAL OFFICE                7,326.03               0              0              0              0              0              0              0              0              7,326.03               DETAIL

Database Line # 284740

2020       4              December 31 2020           162012  JORDAN               KEITH    N             JORDAN, KEITH N             null                36,077.37             HUMAN SERVICES           CENTRAL OFFICE               REPAIRER            OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND SERVICES (IFPTE) – UNIT O   ANNUAL SALARY              33,445.65             0              550         33,995.65             null         null                                                                                                                                                                                MASTER

Database Line # 284741

2020       4              December 31 2020           162012  JORDAN               KEITH    N             JORDAN, KEITH N             null                         HUMAN SERVICES           CENTRAL OFFICE               REPAIRER            OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND SERVICES (IFPTE) – UNIT O ANNUAL SALARY                                                                              HUMAN SERVICES           CENTRAL OFFICE                33,445.65             0              0              0              0              550         0              0              0              33,995.65             DETAIL

—-This dataset contains data for State employees paid through the Centralized Payroll System. The data reflects payroll payments made to the employee for the calendar year through the date indicated. There are two types of records: MASTER and DETAIL. There is at least one MASTER and one DETAIL record per employee. Multiple DETAIL records for an employee will appear in the file for a specific year if the employee is paid by more than one department/agency or by more than one section during that calendar year. The sums for all of the departments/agencies appear in the columns with prefix “MASTER”. 



July 9, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported today that an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force has led to the arrest of a Trenton man for the recent shooting death of 16-year-old Dion Ellis.

Keith N. Jordan, 30, was taken into custody in Trenton Friday morning by members of the MCHTF, the Mercer County Tactical Response Team and the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force.  He is charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.  The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Jordan pending trial.

On Monday, July 5, 2021, at approximately 12:45 a.m., the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and Trenton police responded to the area of Prospect Street and Stuyvesant Avenue on the report of a shooting.  One victim, later identified as 16-year-old Ellis, was found shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.  A second 16-year-old male was transported to the hospital and treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

An initial canvas of the scene produced eight shell casings.  Area video surveillance was reviewed and a suspect vehicle was identified, which was traced back to Jordan.

As a result of a search warrant being executed on Jordan’s 2016 Toyota Camry, he is also charged with obstruction and multiple weapons offenses.  Detectives recovered a 9mm handgun with a 33-round extended magazine, hollow-point bullets, and an empty 10-round magazine.

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to call HTF Detective Shawn Bruton 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.

Previous MidJersey.News stories here:

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

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




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