Officials: Shooter who killed 9-year-old girl in Trenton remains at-large

Law enforcement officials in Mercer County are looking to the community for help identifying the person responsible for killing a 9-year-old girl in Trenton.

News 12 Staff

Mar 28, 2022, 9:02 PM

Updated 846 days ago

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Law enforcement officials in Mercer County are looking to the community for help identifying the person responsible for killing a 9-year-old girl in Trenton.
It is the third deadly shooting in the city during the month of March. Authorities say that Sequoya Bacon-Jones was struck by a stray bullet fired outside her apartment on Friday night during a fight near the basketball court around 7:30 p.m.
Police were back at the Kingsbury Square Apartments on Monday gathering evidence. Several officers were spotted in the courtyard of the complex on Monday afternoon.
People who live at the complex say that they found the incident to be incredibly disturbing.
“I can’t even see how you’re sleeping at night, because I’m not. I’m still hearing it,” says one resident who wished to remain anonymous.
That resident tells News 12 that she heard eight shots Friday night. She says she looked outside and heard a child screaming.
“I hope whoever [shot the child], if he’s listening, watching – whoever the friends or family are, it’s not the time to be covering up for him. He needs to be in jail,” she says.
There are messages and balloons for the victim on a wall across from her home, leftover from a weekend vigil.
A man named Kavon tells News 12 he was at that gathering. He lives across the street from the complex.
"A lot of stuff nowadays doesn't affect me, but that affected me because I got a daughter. That's why I don't let my daughter come out and play, never,” Kavon says.
Anyone who may have information about the shooting is asked to contact the Trenton Police Department by calling 609-989-6406. Information can also be emailed to mchtftips@mercercounty.org.


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