25-Year-Old Victim Identified in Yesterday’s Mass Shooting in Trenton, NJ

May 2, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office has identified the deceased from yesterday’s mass shooting as Jamir McNeil, 25 of Trenton and is the city’s 10th homicide of 2022.

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon in Trenton, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

Yesterday at approximately 1:30 p.m. on May 1, 2022, the Shot Spotter activation system reported multiple rounds in the 800 block of Beatty Street. Moments later, several 911 calls were received reporting multiple people shot.

Police responded to the scene and located three adult male victims suffering gunshot wounds. Two victims were located in the 100 block of Randall Avenue and one was located on Beatty Street. The victim located on Beatty Street was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The two additional victims are being treated. Preliminary investigation indicates two of the three shooting victims, including the deceased, were targeted.

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.
Information can also be emailed to mchtftips@mercercounty.org

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Yesterday at 1:28 p.m. Trenton Police, Trenton EMS, Trenton Fire Department and Captial Health Paramedics responded to the area of 159 Randall for a person shot. When Trenton firefighters arrived on scene, they reported multiple people shot and requested additional ambulances, paramedics, and additional firefighters to the scene to help. There were reports of two victims on Randal between 140-160 and another victim in the 800 block of Beatty Street inside a bodega. CPR was being performed on the victim inside the bodega and a “Trauma Alert” “Trauma Arrest” was called during transportation to Captial Health’s Trauma Center. One of the victims on Randall reportedly had an upper extremity gun shot wound and a tourniquet was applied. In total three people were transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center all with “Trauma Alerts” called.

Trenton Police were seen marking off areas with crime scene tape and it appeared that there were 12 to 13 markers for shell casings Randall Avenue. The Mercer County Homicide Task Force was on scene investigating.

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
  8. 4/07/2022 Jaquir Queen, 26, of Willingboro, Shooting
  9. 4/09/2022 Leroy Davis, 31, of Trenton, Shooting
  10. 5/01/2022 Jamir McNeil, 25 of Trenton, Shooting

As of May 1, 2022 there have been 10 homicides in the city of Trenton.

Photos from the scene yesterday by: Dennis Symons, MidJersey.News and Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

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