Bloody October As Another Person Shot Dead In Trenton, Victims In Yesterday’s Double Shooting Identified

October 30, 2021– Updated information added:

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating an overnight shooting homicide in Trenton.

At approximately 3:25 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021, Trenton police received a Shot Spotter activation for multiple rounds in the 900 block of Brunswick Avenue.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim, identified as 41- year-old Dartanian Ames of Lawrence, was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later.

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

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.  

This morning’s breaking news story here:

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police, Trenton EMS, Fire, and Capital Health Paramedics were dispatched to 900 Block of Brunswick Avenue near Olden at 3:26 a.m. for a shooting. EMS arrived on scene and raced the victim to the trauma center only two blocks away but the person was pronounced dead a short time later. Trenton Police and the Mercer County Homicide Taskforce are on scene investigating this morning.

October has been Trenton’s bloodiest month in 2021 with eight murders so far after this morning’s drive by shooting.

This is a breaking news story and once more information becomes available the story will be updated.

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.

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