July 20, 2021 — Updated with statement from Police Director Wilson
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Homicide Task Force is investigating two separate shooting homicides that occurred in Trenton on Monday, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
Trenton police responded to the area of 14 Breunig Avenue at approximately 1:45 p.m. on July 19, 2021. Officers located William Mitchell, 33, of Trenton, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at the Breunig Avenue Park. He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later.
A few hours later, just after 8 p.m., Trenton police were called out to a Shot Spotter activation on Ellsworth Avenue. Jermel Carter, 38, of Trenton, was found on the side of 57 Ellsworth Avenue unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
There have been no arrests and both cases are actively being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TPD Interim Director Steve E. Wilson Statement Following Two Separate Shooting Homicides that Occurred in Trenton on July 19, 2021
Each life lost to violent crime is a horrible tragedy to the family and friends of the victims and the community at large. Our community will not tolerate this deadly outbreak and through its police department and local, state and federal law enforcement partners, we will push back against the violence.
I have met with our law enforcement partners and will continue to do so in order to form a joint operational task force specifically designed to proactively target violence and violent offenders. The use of technology, including the Real Time Crime Center and Shot Spotter, is key in our law enforcement efforts. Just recently, we’ve also been able to strengthen our Shooting Response Team thanks to the support of Sheriff Kemler and Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri. I will meet with Colonel Callahan and his staff at the N.J. State Police tomorrow, in addition to representatives of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. I will also be scheduling a meeting with the FBI. I will use every resource available to combat the crime in this City.
Names of 2021* homicide victims:
- 2/18/2021 Jabree Saunders, 26, from shooting on May 14, 2018
- 2/22/2021 Khalil Gibbs, 25, of West Windsor, shooting
- 2/25/2021 Lovelle Laramore, 60, of Trenton shooting
- 4/15/2021 Kaheem Carter, 22, of Trenton, shooting
- 4/20/2021 Shaquan McNeil, 25, of Trenton, shooting
- 4/24/2021 Cheryl Jones, 65, of Trenton, shooting
- 4/29/2021 Ramire Harvey, 25, of Trenton, shooting
- 5/15/2021 David Williams 36, of Trenton, shooting
- 5/29/2021 Edgar Geovani Sis-Luis, 34, of Trenton, aggravated manslaughter
- 7/05/2021 Dion Ellis, 16, Trenton, Shooting
- 7/14/2021 Pablo Herrera Chun, 53, Trenton, Shooting
- 7/19/2021 William Mitchell, 33, Trenton, Shooting
- 7/19/2021 Jermel Carter, 38, Trenton, Shooting
*Updated to reflect the person who died in 2021 from complications from a shooting on May 14, 2018 as per medical examiner report.