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Shooting on Carteret Avenue in Trenton Ends in Homicide Investigation


By: Richard L. Smith 

Law enforcement officials in Mercer County and their Homicide Task Force are investigating a deadly shooting in Trenton Thursday. 

According to a statement released by The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 17, Trenton police responded to a ShotSpotter activation indicating multiple rounds in the 800 block of Carteret Avenue. 

Officials said when responding officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a white Mercedes SUV struck numerous times by gunfire. 

Police on the scene located an adult male in the driver's seat of the vehicle, Trenton Police said. 

The victim, Nay’sean Byrd, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

His identity will be released after family notification has been made.

Mercer County authorities said 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