Trenton, NJ (Mercer) The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are
investigating a shooting that occurred in Trenton early Monday morning that left one victim
dead, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

At approximately 3:47 a.m., on August 23, 2021, Trenton police responded to a
ShotSpotter activation on Fountain Avenue. Responding police officers located a male victim
with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition and
succumbed to his injuries a few hours later. The victim has been identified as 25-year-old
Yanquai Edwards of Rancocas, NJ.
The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information
is urged to contact Detective Janaye Jones at the Mercer County Homicide Task Force
office, (609) 989-6406. Tips can also be emailed to [email protected].

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