Arrest Made in the Murder of 16-Year-Old Dion Ellis

Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported Friday that an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force has led to the arrest of a Trenton man for the recent shooting death of 16-year-old Dion Ellis.

Keith N. Jordan, 30, was taken into custody in Trenton Friday morning by members of the Mercer County Homicide Task Force , the Mercer County Tactical Response Team and the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. Jordan is charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon. The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Jordan pending trial.

On Monday, July 5, 2021, at approximately 12:45 a.m., the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and Trenton police responded to the area of Prospect Street and Stuyvesant Avenue on the report of a shooting. One victim, later identified as 16-year-old Ellis, was found shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. A second 16-year-old male was transported to the hospital and treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

An initial canvas of the scene produced eight shell casings. Area video surveillance was reviewed and a suspect vehicle was identified, which was traced back to Jordan.

As a result of a search warrant being executed on Jordan’s 2016 Toyota Camry, he is also charged with obstruction and multiple weapons offenses. Detectives recovered a 9mm handgun with a 33-round extended magazine, hollow-point bullets, and an empty 10-round magazine.
The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide task force Detective Shawn Bruton at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to

5 thoughts on “Arrest Made in the Murder of 16-Year-Old Dion Ellis

  1. They ABSOLUTELY have the wrong guy. This is a very sloppy criminal investigation, and irresponsibly written article. I understand in times of grief we tend to get overzealous and make irrational assumptions, but this is outright blasphemous! Someone’s getting fired, sued and all parties involved need to make this right immediately. There is an actual murderer on the loose.

  2. Well he neeed to tell who had his car or who was driving or he is as guilty as the person who pulled the trigger.

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