The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating an overnight shooting which is the 37th homicide of 2021 in New Jersey’s capital city.
At approximately 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2021, Trenton police received a Shot Spotter activation for multiple rounds in the 400 block of Garfield Avenue.
Additional calls reporting gunshots fired were received and police learned that the shooting victim was an unidentified a man.
Upon arrival, officers located the adult male victim in the rear of a residence on Garfield Avenue suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later.
The death of the 30-year-old man puts this as the second-deadliest year on record, tied with 2013 for a total of 37 murders.
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. Tips can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authorities recently arrested two teenagers in the quadruple shooting that killed two people in September. The victims in that slaying were 15-year-old Shemiah Davis and 19-year-old Candice Ruff.
Authorities say they arrested a 16-year-old in Georgia on Dec 8, while a 17-year-old was arrested earlier in December in Trenton. Both suspects face murder and other charges.