Three Men Arrested in April Homicide of Kaheem Carter
Trenton, NJ (Mercer) Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced Monday that an investigation
conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force has resulted in charges being filed
against three Trenton men in the April 15, 2021 homicide of Kaheem Carter.
Isaiah Ellis, 19, Emmitt Littles, 24, and Isaiah Porter, 25, are each charged with murder,
accomplice liability and weapons offenses. All three men were arrested Monday morning
by member of the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. Ellis and Littles
were taken into custody in Trenton; Porter was located in Brooklyn, NY. The prosecutor’s
office will file motions to detain the men pending trial.
At approximately 1:50 a.m. on April 15, 2021, Trenton police were dispatched to the area of
1137 Hamilton Avenue on a report of shots fired. Responding officers located the victim,
later identified as 22-year-old Kaheem Carter, laying on the ground on Cunningham Alley
near the intersection of South Walter Avenue. Carter was unresponsive and suffering from
multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced
dead a short time later.
Thirteen .40 caliber shell casings were located nearby, as was a large, black garbage bag
filled with clothing, sneakers and boots that matched the style of the victim’s clothing. HTF
detectives canvassed various locations in Trenton and secured video surveillance footage
from around the time of the murder. A review of the footage showed two unknown
individuals in the approximate area just prior to the shooting and running away from the
scene. A silver 2007 Mercury Montego was also identified canvasing the area of Cuyler
Avenue and Cunningham Alley near where the murder occurred. That vehicle came back
registered to Isaiah Porter. Through the review of additional video and witness interviews,
detectives were able to identify the three suspects.
The murder remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call HTF
Detective John Menafra at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to
Isaiah Ellis, 19, Emmitt Littles, 24, and Isaiah Porter, 25,