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One dead, two wounded in Pleasantville shooting

A Pleasantville man is dead and two others hospitalized in a shooting Saturday night. Josue Demosthenes, 29, was killed in the shooting on the 600 block of Tilton Road, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. A 21-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were also wounded in the shooting. Their names have not been released. Police were called to the just before 7 p.m. but the victims had already been taken from the scene in a car.
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Accused killer was on drug court day of fatal Atlantic City attack, records show

An accused killer was on drug court when he allegedly shot at one man and then fatally attacked another, records show. Johnny Morgan, 34, of Camden, seemed to meet the diversion criteria, with a long history of nonviolent drug offenses dating back more than a dozen years. In Oct. 2, he was accepted into the program rather than serving a minimum of 2½ years of a five-year prison sentence. But a month later, Morgan shot
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Camden man charged in Atlantic City attack after victim dies three weeks later

A Camden man already jailed on gun and drug offense has been charged with aggravated manslaughter after an Atlantic City died three weeks after he was discovered with head injuries. Andrew McGarrigel, 53, was found injured in the area of North Virginia Avenue on Nov. 3. He died from his injuries on Thanksgiving day, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Andrew McGarrigel Obituary – Keates-Plum Funeral Home Obituary, funeral and service information for Andrew J.
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Man killed in Atlantic City shooting

A man was shot in Atlantic City just before 9 p.m., police said. The victim was found at 32 Anchorage Court. d Jasper Bell,32,died from his injuries, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. No other information was immediately available. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is leading the investigation with help from Atlantic City police. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Major Crimes at 609-909-7666 or Atlantic City police
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Woman who killed Atlantic City tourists says guilty plea wasn’t ‘knowing and intelligent’

A homeless woman who admitted to fatally stabbing two Atlantic City visitors in 2012 will get another day in court. Antionette Pelzer, now 50, was sentenced to two consecutive 40-year terms in the killing of Po Lin Wan, 80, and her youngest daughter, Alice Mei See Leung, 47. The two women were walking down Pacific Avenue at about 10 a.m. May 21, 2012, when Pelzer rushed up to them with a 13-inch butcher knife and
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EHT man allegedly assaulted girlfriend before her killing

An Egg Harbor Township man with a history of domestic violence has been ordered held pending trial in the killing of his longtime girlfriend. Lashawn Smith, 36, had a pending charge in an assault of 28-year-old Sarah Phillips shortly before he allegedly beat her to death with a hammer. Not long before her killing, Smith broke Phillips’ nose, her stepbrother Phil Modelle told BreakingAC. He said his mother called police, but Phillips would not press
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Egg Harbor Township man allegedly killed girlfriend with a hammer

An Egg Harbor Township man is charged with killing his longtime girlfriend early Friday morning by repeatedly striking her with a hammer, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said Saturday. Lashawn Smith and Sarah Phillips had four children together, according to family members. Smith, 36, is now charged with murder and weapons offenses in the killing of Phillips, 28. Smith is scheduled for a first appearance Saturday in connection with the charges. A date for a
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Man fatally shot in Absecon

A man was found fatally shot in a car outside Oyster Bay in Absecon on Friday night. Lamar Gresham, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene. He has had addresses in Pleasantville and Mays Landing, but where he was last living has not yet been confirmed by authorities. A neighbor told BreakingAC she heard at least six gunshots at about 11:15 p.m. The neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, said she went outside to see
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One killed, three wounded in Hamilton Township shooting

A Mays Landing man was killed and three others wounded in a shooting Sunday night in Hamilton Township. Police were called to the Brandywood Townhomes at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday for multiple gunshot victims, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Taufeeq Mitchell, 31, who grew up in Atlantic City’s Venice Park, was pronounced dead at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus. Mitchell leaves behind three biological children and two stepchildren. No other victims were identified.
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Buena double homicide victims identified

Two people killed in a shooting in Buena Borough early Saturday morning, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. The two have been identified as Damon Jones, 34, of Bridgeton, and Talisa Colon, 23, of Vineland. A 911 call made to police at 1:19 a.m. reported shots fired, and that someone may have been struck. Police arrived in the 408 Wheat Road to find the man and woman dead inside a vehicle. Their relationship to one
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