Victim From Early Morning Shooting On Sweets Avenue Identified; Was Involved In Art All Night Mass Shooting In 2018

Victim is listed in critical condition at Capital Health Fuld Campus, according to officials.

July 5, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Officials report that a shooting occurred at 1:14 a.m. at 64 Sweets Avenue. A victim Davone White, was shot in the neck, shoulder and hand. The victim is listed in critical condition at Capital Health Fuld Campus, according to officials. Trenton Police Shooting Response Team is investigating the shooting.

According to Wikipedia on the Art All Night Shooting on June 17, 2018, Nearly 1,000 people were at the Art All Night event located at Roebling Wire Works Building, when multiple people began to shoot at one another, with one individual killed and 22 injured. A wounded suspect named Davone White (26-years-old) was charged with firearms-related offenses.

According to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Davone White pleaded guilty in June 2019 to second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.  He was sentenced in September 2019 to six years in prison and would have been eligible for parole after three years and six months.

In a prior MidJersey.News story on the event, in a Mercer County Prosecutor’s Press on use of force that night:

Detective 2 took a few steps into the building when he heard multiple gunshots.  He drew his police-issued firearm and began scanning for the threat as he moved backward into Dye Street.  Detective 2’s attention was drawn to a black male running from inside of the building toward Dye Street with a handgun in a low ready position.  This individual was later identified as Davone White.  Detective 2 observed Officer 1 discharge his weapon at Mr. Wells as Mr. Wells continued running toward Dye Street and stumbled to the ground.  As this occurred, Mr. White turned around, raised his handgun and pointed it in Detective 2’s direction.  Detective 2 fired his weapon until Mr. White fell to the ground and was no longer a threat.  Detective 2 then approached Mr. White.  A handgun and an extended magazine that Detective 2 observed in Mr. White’s hand were collected near Mr. White’s location. Mr. White survived.

The Shot Spotter gunfire detection system captured 26 gunshots fired near the Roebling complex.  This is located in the immediate area of where Trenton police officers responded to gunfire and observed Mr. Wells and Mr. White armed with handguns fleeing from the Roebling Wire Works building.

a black handgun with a large-capacity magazine located in close proximity to Davone White

Davone White was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a large capacity ammunition magazine, aggravated assault and certain persons not to possess a weapon. He pleaded guilty in June 2019 to possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose.

File Photos below from Brian McCarthy:

File photos from Art All Night 2018:

Above File photos from Art All Night 2018

Art All Night was hosted by Artworks Trenton’s Visual Art Center and is located at 19 Everett Alley on Stockton Street. (File Photo of sign)