An Atlantic City man already jailed in a shooting and an armed robbery with an assault now faces charges in another shooting. Adalberto Tobi, 23, is charged in a July 22 shooting that wounded 22-year-old Orion Austin. Austin was found wounded in the 700 block of Arctic Avenue at 10:21 p.m. A nine-month investigation by detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit resulted in Tobi being served charges in the Atlantic County Justice Facility, where he
Howard Cassell was ordered detained in fatal shooting A man accused in a fatal shooting was being hunted by two men looking to harm him, his attorney said during a detention hearing Tuesday. Video captured the altercation just after 11 a.m. March 12 outside A.C. Linen, where Howard Cassell works, showing two men attack him, defense attorney Steve Scheffler told the judge. “It wasn’t a fistfight,” Scheffler said. “Two people attacked him.” A gun Cassell
A Mays Landing man was ordered detained Tuesday in a shooting that killed one man and wounded several others. Matthew Gonzalez, 27, is charged with murder, attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault in the Sept. 24 shooting during a fight at the Brandywood Apartment Complex in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Police were called to the scene at about 5:30 p.m., for the report of shots fired and several victims.
An Atlantic City man is charged in the fatal shooting of a man Monday. Howard Cassell, 30, is jailed on charges of reckless manslaughter, along with weapons offenses in the killing of Da’quan Montague. Montague, 23, of Atlantic City, was shot near A.C. Linen in the area of 18 N. New Jersey Ave., Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said Saturday. Cassell is in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. A detention hearing is set for Tuesday.
Atlantic City police arrested two men and recovered two handguns in an investigation at a Pacific Avenue motel. Detectives were investigating the Fox Manor on Friday, after complaints about drug activity inside and outside of the motel, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Jamar Jones, 29, was being arrested for a contempt of court warrant when police found he had a loaded handgun, according to the report. Inside his room, police found another gun, loaded with hollow-point
An Atlantic City man has been charged in the February shooting of a local rapper. Cory Wilburn, 30, was already jailed in an unrelated matter when an investigation by the city’s Violent Crimes Unit led to the new charges, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Police were called to the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue at 10:31 a.m. by an alert from the ShotSpotter audio-gunshot detection system. They found no victim at that time, Fair said. A short
Da’quan Montague, 21, died in a shooting Monday Da’quan Montague was always there when anyone needed him with a helping hand and a smile that lit up a room, friends say. The 21-year-old Atlantic City man had been looking for a job when he was fatally shot Monday morning on North Delaware Avenue. “He really wanted to get his life on track,” said the Rev. Odinga Maddox, coordinator of the Pleasantville-based Youth Corps of Atlantic
An Egg Harbor Township man was arrested on drug and gun charges after he was pulled over Sunday night on the Garden State Parkway. Kevin Vick, 26, was heading north around milepost 56.9 in Little Egg Harbor Township at about 9:30 p m., when a state trooper stopped him for a traffic violation, State Police said. Troopers then determined Vick was intoxicated and arrested him, according to the report. They then found a .38-caliber revolver
A Hamilton Township K-9 helped crack a shoplifting case, police said. Officers were called to the Festival Mall’s Acme at about 4:10 p.m. Sunday, after a man allegedly stole from the store. The suspect — later identified as Kenneth Calverley, 28, of Pleasantville — fled into the woods, police were told. Officers R. Brady and William Howze found Calverley walking down Route 40, according to the report. He at first gave officers a fake name,
An Atlantic City man was killed in a shooting near AC Linen in Atlantic City late Monday morning. Da’quan Montague, 23, was shot in the first block of North Delaware Avenue just after 11 a.m. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office released his identity Monday night, after next of kin had been notified. He died of a gunshot wound. It was the city’s first homicide of the year. Anyone with information is asked to called police