Monday night shooting victim identified as Keyaan Lee Young

Police have identified the man who was shot and killed Monday night on Lee Avenue as 25-year-old Keyaan Lee Young.

According to police sources, around 7:15 p.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Lee Avenue to investigate a shooting in progress. But when officers arrived at the scene, they found Young near the intersection of Columbia and Lee Avenue suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Young was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses on-scene Monday night said someone was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, but prosecutors confirmed Tuesday that no arrests have been made in connection with Young’s death.

Dating back to at least 2006, Young has a history of being arrested for narcotics offenses. He was last arrested in 2010 and charged with distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. Young pled guilty to that charge and was incarcerated from August 2010 to June 2012.

At the time of his 2010 arrest, police said that Young was a member of the Gangsta Killa Bloods set of the Bloods street gang.

Young’s death is being investigated by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. Anyone with information is asked to call (609) 989-6406, or use the Trenton police confidential tip line at (609) 989-3663.

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