Trenton Police Pursues and arrest Two Suspects Involved in Weekend Shooting

Trenton, N.J. – Interim Police Director Steve E. Wilson announced Wednesday that two Trenton men have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and numerous weapons charges following a shooting and ensuing car chase that took place early Sunday morning.

Hassan Wheeler, 28, and Jarron R. Colvin, 27, both of Trenton, were arrested on July 18, 2021.

Wheeler was charged with criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault shooting, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a handgun for unlawful purpose, possession of prohibited weapons and devices, and being a person prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Colvin was charged with complicity to criminal attempt homicide, complicity to aggravated assault, complicity to aggravated assault, complicity to unlawful possession of a handgun, complicity to possession of weapon for unlawful purpose, and complicity to possession of weapons and devices.

On Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 2:00 a.m., patrol officers and detectives from the Street Crimes Unit heard several gunshots in the area of Locust Street and Chambers Street. Officer Nelson Nieves and Rudy Lopez observed a male victim collapse on Chambers Street near Locust Street.

Officers also observed a vehicle fleeing from the area on Chambers Street and notified other units. Street Crimes Unit Detectives Michael Gettler and Gregory Woods – already in the area on an unrelated gun arrest – located the suspect vehicle and attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop. A motor vehicle pursuit ensued throughout the City of Trenton and came to an end in Hamilton Township after the suspect vehicle struck a parked car.

Two suspects exited the vehicle. Wheeler was immediately taken into custody by Detective Cornell Huff. Colvin fled on foot and was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit and found hiding under a pick-up truck.

Meanwhile, Officer Nieves and Rudy Lopez transported the victim to the Capital Health Regional Medical Center. The victim had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was listed in critical but stable condition.

“On behalf of the Trenton Police department and the city of Trenton, I commend the officers and detectives for their outstanding work in this case,” said Director Wilson. “Not only did they quickly pursue and apprehend two dangerous suspects who were involved in a brazen late-night shooting, they also ensured that the victim got the medical attention he desperately needed.”

These charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. This is an ongoing investigation.

Hassan Wheeler, 28 Trenton
Jarron R. Colvin, 27 of Trenton

UPDATE: Trenton Shooting victims identified

Trenton, NI (Mercer) The Mercer County Homicide Task Force is investigating two separate shooting homicides that occurred in Trenton on Monday, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

Trenton police responded to the area of 14 Breunig Avenue at approximately 1:45 p.m. on July 19, 2021. Officers located William Mitchell, 33, of Trenton, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at the Breunig Avenue Park. He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later.

A few hours later, just after 8 p.m., Trenton police were called out to a Shot Spotter activation on Ellsworth Avenue. Jermel Carter, 38, of Trenton, was found on the side of 57 Ellsworth Avenue unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

There have been no arrests and both cases are actively being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to

Man Killed in Breunig Ave Park shooting

Man Gunned down in Trenton’s West Ward, Second Homicide

Man Gunned down in Trenton’s West Ward, Second Homicide

Trenton, NJ (Mercer) The Mercer County Homicide Task Force, the Mercer County Shooting Response Team, and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred on the unit block of Ellsworth Ave Monday night just after 8:00 Pm. Trenton Emergency Medical services and Capital Heath paramedics responded and pronounced a man dead on the scene. The killing is Trenton’s 12th homicide. A man was gunned down earlier in the day in Breunig Avenue park.

Man Killed in Breunig Ave Park shooting

Trenton, NJ (Mercer) Trenton Police and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating after a man was critically injured on Breunig Ave near Breunig Ave Park Monday afternoon after being shot. Neighbors reported hearing multiple gunshots and then reported seeing a massive police response, Trenton Emergency medical could be seen doing CPR on the injured man. Trenton ems transported the man to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he died a short time later. Police officers were canvassing the neighborhood to see if anyone saw the shooting occur.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Scott Peterson at the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406.  Information can also be emailed to

Trenton to Kick Off 37t National Night Out

TRENTON, NJ; National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our city a safer, better place to live. By working together, we make that happen!

Neighborhood groups wishing to register for this event can do so by following these steps.


  1. Register with National Night Out at Registration is FREE!
  2. Print a copy of the email confirming your registration.
  3. Bring that confirmation email, valid identification, and the “Neighborhood Event Registration Form”, attached in pdf, to the Recreation Department located on the 1st Floor of City Hall @  319 East State Street.
  4. Registration forms will be accepted starting Friday, July 16, 2021 until Monday, July 26, 2021.

Heat advisory for Mercer County, heat index to reach 103

Mercer County, NJ- HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT Saturday Heat index values up to 103.

Portions of central, northern and southern New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania and northern Delaware. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Trenton Police Arrests Trenton Man for Unlawful Possession of Assault Rifle, Handgun with Extended Magazine

Trenton, N.J. – Interim Police Director Steve E. Wilson today announced that a Trenton man has been arrested for unlawful possession of an AK-47-style assault rifle, a handgun equipped with a high-capacity magazine, and multiple doses of illegal narcotics.

Raheem Wilson, 24, of Trenton, was arrested on July 10, 2021 and charged with one count each of unlawful possession of a handgun, unlawful possession of a high-capacity magazine, unlawful possession of an assault rifle, being a person prohibited from possessing a firearm, possession of a handgun during the course of a controlled dangerous substance offense, possession of “dum-dum” rounds, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a park, and a motor vehicle summons.

During a vehicle slowdown operation in the area of Donnelly Homes, Wilson was allegedly seen driving a 2017 Nissan Altima at a high rate of speed. When TPD officers initiated a motor vehicle stop they observed a black Glock 17 handgun with an extended magazine on the floor of his vehicle. Wilson was then removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest.

After placing him under arrest, TPD officers found a loaded AK-47-style rifle with fully loaded high-capacity and drum style magazines. Distribution amounts of crack cocaine and MDMA (“Molly”) pills were also recovered from the vehicle.

Director Wilson credited officers with TPD’s Violent Crimes Rapid Response Unit and Neighborhood Task Force, under the direction of Captain Jason Astbury, with the investigation.

These charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. This is an ongoing investigation.

So far in 2021 the TPD has recovered 153 firearms, 88 of which were seized during arrests.

Woman Injured after falling into a sinkhole in Donnelly Homes

Trenton, NJ (Mercer) A woman leaving her Donnelly Home fell into a sinkhole near Southard street in front of Campbell Funeral Chapel on on the property of the Trenton Housing Authority Monday evening. The woman had to be pulled from the sinkhole by Trenton Housing Authority members. The woman suffered injuries to her back, she states that she lost her purse and other items in the sinkhole and was not able to recover them. The woman also stated that the area was not blocked off by pedestrian traffic. A call was made to the Trenton Housing authority but was not available for comment.

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