September 20, 2023
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred this weekend in the city, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
Just before midnight on Saturday, September 16, 2023, Trenton police responded to the area of Brunswick Avenue and Middle Rose Street for multiple ShotSpotter activations. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim in a sidewalk area in the center of Middle Rose Street suffering from numerous gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Balil Lewis, 37, of Trenton, was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact MCHTF Detective Jacob Schor at (609) 414-1179 or OIC William Jett Jr. at (609) 331-5010. Information can also be emailed to email@example.com.
Names of the 2023 Trenton Homicide Victims
- 1/16/2023 Donnell Williams, 29, Trenton, Shooting.
- 2/12/2023 Stephanie Vil, 34, of Burlington, Shooting.
- 2/16/2023 Khalil Glanton, 23, Trenton, Stabbing.
- 3/24/2023 Harold Rosario, 19, Trenton, Shooting.
- 3/26/2023 Nyeisha Saunders, 41, Trenton, Shooting.
- 4/09/2023 Jhosse Tolentino, 23, Trenton, Shooting
- 4/12/2023 Jared Anderson, Trenton, Shooting (died May 29)
- 4/14/2023 Daniel Garvin, 46, Trenton, Shooting
- 4/20/2023 Ralph Conquest, 43, of Lawrence, Shooting
- 5/14/2023 Roger Martinez-Rodriguez, 27, Trenton, Stabbing
- 5/14/2023 Justin Reed, 24, of Ewing, Shooting (died May 22)
- 5/26/2023 Sherief Treadwell, 36, Trenton, Shooting
- 6/09/2023 Markell Biggs, 20, Trenton, Shooting
- 6/11/2023 Shaquan Brown, 23, Trenton, Shooting
- 6/15/2023 James Junior Journigan, 36, Shooting
- 6/15/2023 Louis Washington, 38, Trenton, Shooting, (died June 17)
- 6/19/2023 Ernest Denard, 61, Stabbing
- 6/22/2023 Guillermo Sanchez, Shooting
- 7/01/2023 Precious Saunders, 32, of Trenton
- 8/23/2023 Taquan Foxworth, 29, of Trenton, Shooting 8/19
- 9/02/2023 Ronald Taylor, 40, of Trenton, Shooting
- 9/16/2023 Balil Lewis, 37, of Trenton, Shooting