Trenton Horror As Two Murdered In Broad Daylight; Homicide Count Now Over 30

October 29, 2021 — Updated

UPDATE ON FRIDAY’S DOUBLE HOMICIDE ON CLEVELAND AVENUE:  The victims of yesterday’s double homicide in Trenton have been identified as Edwin Obdulio Gomez Interiano, 41, of Trenton, and Everth Barrera, 56, of Ewing.  There are no additional updates in that investigation.  

Update from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office:

Double Homicide in Trenton Under Investigation

TENTON, NJ (MERCER)– The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a double homicide that occurred Friday morning in Trenton, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on October 29, 2021, Trenton police received a Shot Spotter activation for multiple rounds in the first block of Cleveland Avenue.  Upon arrival, officers located two adult male shooting victims.  One was pronounced dead at the scene, the other was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later. 

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective John Menafra of the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406.  Information can also be emailed to

This morning’s breaking news report here:

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–This morning shots rang at approximately 9:30 a.m. killing two people near Wilmar Alley and McAvoy Alley between Cleveland and Garfield Avenues.

Witnesses at the scene told that one of the victims was an older gentleman and “That man never bothered nobody.”

Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that there were two victims of a shooting this morning. The Trenton Police Department as well at the Mercer County Homicide Task Force are on scene investigating.

There have been a total 31 homicides counted for 2021 and of those 30 have been from crimes committed in 2021. Full list is below:

Photos and video by: Brian McCarthy OnScene News


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
  25. 10/2/2021  Omar Burgess, 49, of Trenton, Shooting
  26. 10/3/2021  Elias Juarez Lopez, 31, of Princeton, Shooting
  27. 10/4/2021  Candice Ruff, 19, of Trenton, Shooting On September 25
  28. 10/7/2021  Douglas Munn, 50, of Trenton. Shooting
  29. 10/13/2021 Melvin Williams 26, of Trenton, Shooting
  30. 10/29/2021 Edwin Obdulio Gomez Interiano, 41, Shooting
  31. 10/29/2021 Everth Barrera, 56, of Ewing, Shooting
  32. 10/30/2021 Dartanian Ames of Lawrence, 41, Shooting

*Updated to reflect the person who died in 2021 from complications from a shooting on May 14, 2018 as per medical examiner report.