Update: Prosecutor’s Office Identifies Ewing Man As Person Killed In Trenton Shooting Yesterday

September 12, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting homicide that occurred Sunday morning in the city, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

At approximately 5:00 a.m. on September 11, 2022, Trenton police responded to a Shot Spotter activation for multiple rounds in the 300 block of Garfield Avenue.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim on the sidewalk suffering a gunshot wound to the chest.  He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.  The victim has been identified as Chron Jenks, 34, of Ewing.

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.

Yesterday’s story here:

There have been fourteen reported homicides in the City of Trenton in 2022. After a relatively quiet summer this is the second homicide since the mayor made an announcement at the end of August that mentioned three months without a homicide in the City of Trenton.

Last year at this same time there were 22 homicides in the City of Trenton as of September 11, 2021. This year there have 14 homicides. There is still much work to be done but Trenton seems to be moving in the right direction with a 36% reduction in homicides for 2022.

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
  11. 5/22/2022 Ali Abdullah, 25, of Trenton, Shooting
  12. 6/01/2022 Dreiby Osorio, 16, of Trenton, Stabbing
  13. 9/02/2022 Rasheed Barlow, 35, of Trenton, Shooting
  14. 9/11/2022 Chron Jenks, 34, of Ewing, Shooting

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