Trenton Man Arrested for March Homicide on Camden Street

April 12, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A Trenton man has been arrested and charged for last month’s shooting homicide that occurred in the area of Camden Street, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

Leroy McKnight, 43, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to possess a weapon.  He was arrested in Trenton early Monday morning, April 11, by members of the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force.  The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain McKnight pending trial.

The charges are the result of an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department.   At approximately 6 p.m. on March 15, 2022, Trenton police responded to a shooting call in the first block of Camden Street. Upon arrival, officers were flagged down by multiple witnesses and directed to the victim’s location.  The victim, later identified as Albert L. Barnes, 46, of Trenton, was lying on the sidewalk suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.  He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later.

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Leroy McKnight, 43, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to possess a weapon.  He was arrested in Trenton early Monday morning, April 11, by members of the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force.  The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain McKnight pending trial.


Names of the 2022 homicide victims in the City of Trenton:

  1. 2/15/2022 Antwone Barnes, 37, of Trenton, Stabbing
  2. 2/23/2022 Leonardo Fernandez, 32, of Trenton, Stabbing
  3. 3/01/2022 Shimon Nesmith Jr., 19, of Trenton, Shooting
  4. 3/03/2022 Helen Nelson, 73, of Trenton, Physical Assault
  5. 3/15/2022 Albert L. Barnes, 46, of Trenton, Shooting
  6. 3/25/2022 Sequoya Bacon-Jones, 9, of Trenton, Shooting
  7. 3/31/2022 Tahaad Goss, 16, of Trenton, Shooting *Under Investigation*
  8. 4/07/2022 Jaquir Queen, 26, of Willingboro, Shooting
  9. 4/09/2022 Leroy Davis, 31, of Trenton, Shooting

*Under investigation the official cause is unclear and has not been released yet.