Trenton Police Department Acting Director Steve Wilson: Three Shootings, Three Suspects in Custody on Saturday

October 2, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–On Saturday, the Trenton Police Department’s Shooting Response Team responded to and arrested suspects in three separate shooting incidents: 10:00 a.m. on Stuyvesant Avenue, 1:14 p.m. on Meade Street, and 1:30 p.m. on Oakland Street. All suspects were in custody by 4:30 p.m., Acting Director Police Director Steve Wilson announced on Saturday evening.

Here is a summary of the incidents, which are active investigations:

—> Meade Street, 1:14 p.m. Police responded to reports of seven gunshots. Police apprehended the uncooperative male juvenile suspect, age 17, who received treatment for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the foot. The investigation is ongoing.

—> Oakland Street, 10:00 a.m. Police responded to reports of a female gunshot victim treated at Capital Health. Following witness descriptions and finding the weapon, police apprehended male suspect Kevion Watkins, age 19, who is currently in custody.

—> Stuyvesant Avenue, 1:50 p.m. Gunfire involving two victims. Following police response, officers apprehended 18-year-old female suspect Kierra Harper. Police are looking into a second suspect, and the investigation is still ongoing.

At the time of issuance of this news release, the Shooting Response Team is investigating a shooting on Walnut Avenue.

If anyone has information about these shootings or others can anonymously call Trenton PD’s Shooting Response Team at (609) 989-3645.


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