Man fatally shot in Trenton’s East Ward

The South Ward was mentioned in Error and has been corrected to the East Ward.

Trenton, NJ ( Mercer) The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting homicide that occurred Friday evening in the city. At approximately 7:10 p.m. on Friday, August 13, Trenton police received a 911 call for a male shot at McKinley Avenue and N. Anderson Street. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, identified as Javier Chaj-Ajtun, 33, of Trenton, shot in the face. He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Luis Vega at 609-989-6406. Tips can also be emailed to

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