An Atlantic City man was fatally shot in Pleasantville early Thursday morning. Tywan Bailey, 33, is the first homicide victim in the county this year. The shooting happened at about 2 a.m. Thursday in the 600 block of Lafayette Avenue. Crime scene tape surrounded the home. An autopsy found that Bailey died of multiple gunshot wounds, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. The investigation is ongoing, and no further information is being released at this
Eight charged in connection with April Kauffman’s killing A suspended Egg Harbor Township doctor who pulled a gun when law enforcement came with search warrants last summer is now charged in his wife’s 2012 killing. April Kauffman’s death was the result of a murder-for-hire that included a long-term alliance between the former doctor and the Pagan motorcycle gang, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said during press conference Tuesday. “He has consistently denied any involvement in
A Stockton University freshman was among four people killed inside her Long Branch home New Year’s Eve. Brittany Kologi, 18, along with her parents and a family friend were found shot to death inside the home on Wall Street, after police received a 911 call reporting shots fired at 11:43 p.m., Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni said. Kologi’s 16-year-old brother has been arrested. The other victims were his parents, Steven Kologi, 44, and Linda Kologi,
An Atlantic City man already jailed in a string of home invasions is now one of two men charged with felony murder. Ba’shawn Whitted-Scott, 25, is accused in the Aug. 27 killing of Deshawn Dawkins, 27, who was found shot in the first block of South Virginia Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. He and Brian Richardson, 26, also of Atlantic City, fatally shot Dawkins during a robbery, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Richardson is
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.
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
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.
A man was shot in Atlantic City just before 9 p.m., police said. The victim was found at 32 Anchorage Court. Jasper Bell, 32, died on the way to the hospital, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. An autopsy determined Bell died of a gunshot wound to the chest. 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
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
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