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UPDATE: 40-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot in Trenton

By rlsmetro on

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting homicide that occurred early this morning in Trenton. 

Trenton city officials said at approximately 12:20 a.m. on Sunday,  the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system activated for multiple rounds in the 800 block of Stuyvesant Avenue. 

Officials said police responded and located the victim shot in the head. 

The victim has been identified as Mr. Daquan Basnight, 30, of Ewing. 

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

  At this point in the investigation, there is no evidence to suggest this homicide is related to Thursday’s homicide of Mr. Leonard Pettigrew, on Stuyvesant Avenue, officials said. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Shawn Bruton at 609-989-6406. Tips can also be emailed to