Multiple Shooting in Trenton Leaves Teenaged Girl Dead, Two Others Severely Injured

Trenton Shooting Update, 15 Year Old Victim Identified

September 25, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred tonight in the first block of Bellevue Avenue in Trenton.  Police responded to a Shot Spotter activation for multiple rounds at approximately 6:45 p.m.  At this time, three shooting victims have been identified, including a teenage girl who was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406. Tips can also be emailed to has learned that one of the injured, a 19-year-old is in critical condition at the hospital and that the teen age girl that died from the shooting was only 15-years-old. There is no additional information about the third victim available.

Trenton Mayor W. Reed Gusciora said, “My thoughts and prayers are extended to the families affected by this senseless act of violence. The incident is currently under investigation by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force. We’ll use every tool at our disposal to help bring these criminals to justice.”

This is the second known shooting in Trenton today. This afternoon just after 3:00 p.m. shots rang out in the area of MLK Boulevard, Beakes Street and Evans Avenue. Multiple shell casings were found on the ground. A vehicle was found in front of Capital Health Regional Medical Center riddled with bullet holes. It was reported a man was shot in the leg in the gunfire and transported by private vehicle to the hospital.

See this afternoon’s shooting at this link: Shooting In Trenton, MLK Blvd and Evans Avenue; Reports Man Shot In Leg, Vehicle Found Riddled With Bullet Holes

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
  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
  11. 7/14/2021 Pablo Herrera Chun, 53, Trenton, Shooting
  12. 7/19/2021 William Mitchell, 33, Trenton, Shooting
  13. 7/19/2021 Jermel Carter, 38, Trenton, Shooting
  14. 7/29/2021 Leonard Pettigrew, 58, Trenton, Shooting
  15. 7/30/2021 Shaquil Loftin, 23, Shooting, Trenton
  16. 8/01/2021 Daquan Basnight, 30, of Ewing, Shooting
  17. 8/13/2021 Javier Chaj-Ajtun, 33, of Trenton, Shooting
  18. 8/19/2021 Herberth Ramirez Pimentel, 37, of Trenton, Shooting
  19. 8/23/2021 Yanquai Edwards, 25, of Rancocas, NJ, Shooting
  20. 8/25/2021 Daron Cheston, 18, Trenton, Shooting
  21. 8/30/2021 Fred Davis, 43, Trenton, Shooting
  22. 9/06/2021 Shamiem Young, 26, Trenton, Shooting
  23. 9/17/2021 Jeff Charles, 37, Trenton, Shooting
  24. 9/25/2021 Shemiah Davis, 15, 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.

Photos and video by: Brian McCarthy OnScene News

Photos by: Brian McCarthy OnScene News