Ewing Man, Who Was High School And College Star Track Athlete, Identified As Victim Of Last Night’s Shooting In Trenton

October 11, 2022

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

At approximately 9:25 p.m. on October 10, 2022, Trenton police were dispatched to the rear of a residence in the 300 block of Ellis Avenue for a Shot Spotter activation for multiple rounds. Prior to Trenton patrol officers responding, Ewing police officers were in the area of Princeton and Olden avenues on a motor vehicle stop when they heard gunshots. Ewing police responded to the area of the gunshots and located a black Ford Fusion parked in the middle of Greeley Alley. As officers approached the vehicle, the observed an adult male in the driver’s seat shot multiple times. The victim, identified as Daveigh Brooks, 25, of Ewing, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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.

Detectives at the scene today on Greeley Alley near Ellis Avenue. Photo by: Brian McCarthy

Family and friends are asking for prayers for the Brooks Family. Friends and family ask that if you have seen or know something about the incident please let the police know. mchtftips@mercercounty.org or (609) 989-6406

Daveigh Brooks, 25, of Ewing was a star athlete for Burlington City High School and ran track for Bloomfield College with a Major in Criminal Justice according to Bloomfield College profile and LinkedIn

Last night’s breaking news story here:

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
  15. 9/20/2022 Keenan Anthony Trower, 31, of Hamilton Shooting
  16. 10/09/2022 Daquan Brown, 33, of Trenton, Shooting
  17. 10/10/2022 Daveigh Brooks, 25, of Ewing

Pending determination:

18. ** Cause of “Suspicious death” for Corrine Daniels, 41, of Park Avenue in Trenton has not been released yet from MCPO ** Once official determination is made the list will be updated.

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