UPDATE: Two Trenton Murders Under Investigation

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force is investigating a homicide that occurred in Trenton early Monday morning.

Trenton police officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation for a shooting in the first block of Oakland Avenue at approximately 12:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers found the victim in the kitchen of his residence with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Officials say the victim, identified as Tayvion Jones, 18, was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

Police were able to quickly identify a suspect in the shooting, and he was stopped and taken into custody nearby.

His name is not being released at this time as charges have not been filed yet.

I will provide more information as it becomes available.

A second shooting homicide is also under investigation this morning.

Police responded to a shooting in progress in the area of Daymond Street just before 9 a.m. (This is the same area as Saturday night’s homicide.)

Upon arrival, they discovered the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. he was identified as 44-year-old Antwuan Bowens of Trenton.

Anyone with information on any of the homicides is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406 or mchtftips@mercercounty.org.