Suspect Charged in Saturday Officer-Involved Shooting

February 15, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The suspect wounded Saturday during an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred in Trenton has been charged with assault, resisting arrest and obstruction offenses, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

Jajuan Henderson, 29, of Burlington, is charged with four counts of aggravated assault (second degree) and one count each of resisting arrest (third degree) and obstruction (fourth degree). There is no scheduled court appearance at this time.

At approximately 12:15 AM, Saturday February 12th, 2022, members of the Trenton Police Street Crimes Unit were involved in a Police shooting resulting from an encounter with Henderson in a motor vehicle. During this incident, Henderson was shot by one officer. Henderson was initially treated at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton, and has since been transferred to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, where he remains in stable condition. No officers appear to have been injured. All four officers have been placed on administrative leave, and the scene was processed on Saturday by the New Jersey State Police, both of which are standard protocols for incidents of this nature.

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force continues to investigate the shooting, which is also standard protocol for these incidents. The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has been notified, as well. Anyone with information is asked to call (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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