Prosecutor’s Office Identifies 19-Year-Old Killed In Trenton Shooting Yesterday

November 18, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office has identified Nay’sean Byrd, 19, of Trenton as the victim of yesterday’s shooting in the 800 block of Carteret Avenue. This is Trenton’s 21st homicide for 2022 with the possibility of another depending on the determination of a fire investigation. Last year on November 17, 2022 there were 35 reported homicides in Trenton and the year ended with 40.

Yesterday the Prosecutor’s Offices stated that the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting homicide in Trenton.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2022, Trenton police responded to a Shot Spotter activation for multiple rounds in the 800 block of Carteret Avenue.  Responding officers arrived on scene to discover a white Mercedes SUV that had been struck numerous times by gunfire.  An adult male was located in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.  He 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.

Yesterday’s MidJersey.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
  18. 10/26/2022 Rayshawn Baines, 41, of Trenton
  19. 11/10/2022 from 9/21/2022 Corrine Daniels, 41, of Park Avenue multiple blunt force injuries
  20. 11/16/2022 Jomar Rodriguez, 29, of Trenton, Shooting
  21. 11/17/2022 Nay’sean Byrd, 19, of Trenton

** Under Investigation Pending determination:

22. ** Cause of fire under investigation by Mercer County Prosecutors Office Brian Wharton, 57, of Trenton



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