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Two in Atlantic City Expressway shootout will fight gang charges


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Two defendants in an Atlantic City Expressway shootout are expected to fight charges that they were involved in gang activity. Devan Leggette and Anthony Hicks were in court separately Monday in connection with the case that resulted in the killing of one man and left several others wounded. The deadly shootout was allegedly sparked by an argument Aug. 29, 2016, inside the Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse in Mays Landing. Rosemond Octavius was killed in the

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