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Community mourns track star fatally shot in car at Mercer Co.

MERCER COUNTY, NJ — The 25-year-old Ewing resident, who was fatally shot inside his car in Trenton on Monday, was a star athlete in school and college.

Daveigh led the men’s team to their first conference title in 2018.

Her father Aaron Brooks posted a public video on Facebook, urging witnesses to come forward.

“I have dedicated my life to the city of Trenton. I grew up here, I teach here, I worship here, I work here. This is my town and for someone in this town to take my son… He wasn’t in any gang, he wasn’t from a broken home. If you knew Daveigh, he always had a smile on his face. He had swag. My son was cool,” Aaron said. “My heart is broken.”

Aaron said it was the “worst feeling ever” to have the police “knock on my door”.

“If you are a witness, say something, because you could be next. I just joined a club that I never wanted to join,” Aaron said.

“I’m not asking you all to solve the crime, because we’ll leave that to the detectives. But I ask each of you to say something.

Trenton Council general candidate Jasi Edwards said Brooks’ death was “heartbreaking”.

“Daveigh was such a sweet and caring young man, full of promise and hope, he didn’t deserve this,” Edwards said in a Facebook post. “My deepest condolences to their families and friends and prayers for your comfort. Because only God can heal your pain, although it never really goes away.

Authorities list Daveigh’s current residence at Ewing.

Pastor Lawrence Boyd of Chosen Generation Church in Trenton said he has known the Brooks family since Daveigh was born.

“It is a sad day in the neighborhood as I release this public message. I still pray for Aaron and Tiffany Brooks, his siblings and his extended family. He was a very active and positive young man gone too soon” , Boyd said. said on facebook.

At approximately 9:25 p.m. Monday, Trenton police were dispatched to the back of a home in the 300 block of Ellis Avenue for a multiple-round Shot Spotter activation.

Ewing officers were already in the area of ​​Princeton and Olden avenues during a motor vehicle stop when they heard gunshots, Onofri said. Ewing Police arrived and found a black Ford Fusion parked in the middle of Greeley Alley.

Officers found Daveigh in the driver’s seat, shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Mercer County District Attorney Angelo J. Onofri said.

No arrests were made. The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to [email protected]