Homicide investigation underway in Trenton West Ward

Trenton, NJ (Mercer) The Trenton Police department and the Mercer County Homicide task force is investigating another fatal shoot that occurred in the 800 block of Stuyvesant Ave and Hoffman Ave. Trenton Ems responded to the scene and later pronounced the individual dead on scene. The shooting occurred just after 12:Am

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting homicide that occurred early this morning in Trenton. At approximately 12:20 a.m. on Sunday, August 1, the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system activated for multiple rounds in the 800 block of Stuyvesant Avenue. Police responded and located the victim shot in the head. The victim has been identified as Daquan Basnight, 30, of Ewing. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. At this point in the investigation, there is no evidence to suggest this homicide is related to Thursday’s homicide of Leonard Pettigrew on Stuyvesant Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Shawn Bruton at 609-989-6406. Tips can also be emailed to mchtftips@mercercounty.org.

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