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 firstname.lastname@example.org.