The 2014 disappearance of an Egg Harbor Township man is now being investigated as a homicide after his remains were found in a township lot earlier this year, the Atlantic County prosecutor said Wednesday. Barry Brown, 55, was reported missing Oct. 7, 2014. His whereabouts remained unknown when remains were found Jan. 25 of this year in a lot adjacent to the Atlantic County Utilities Authority on Doughty Road in the township, Atlantic County Prosecutor
A man accused of brutally stabbing his ex-girlfriend in her Atlantic City home pleaded not guilty Tuesday. The evidence against Jose Lopez is “voluminous,” according to information released in court. The 51-year-old man faces multiple charges, including murder, attempted murder and robbery in the killing of Bessy Blanco, 54 inside her North Harrisburg Avenue home. The two had a romantic relationship, but had broken up. A family member previously told BreakingAC that Lopez had continued
An Atlantic City man was arrested early Monday morning in the Mother’s Day killing of a local rapper. Keith Cundiff Jr., known as K-Miz, was found shot multiple times in the 800 block of North Maryland Avenue just before 3 p.m. Sunday. Cundiff, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation through the night led to the arrest of Lorin Wright, 31, inside a home on the 1000 block of Brights Court, Atlantic County
Pleasantville police are investigating a shooting that wounded a 24-year-old Tuckerton man Friday afternoon. Marven Barreau, was shot while driving on Doughty Road at about 4 p.m., Capt. Matt Hartman said. He then crashed into a pole near Portland Avenue. Barreau suffered a gunshot wound to his left shoulder. He was treated at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus, and released. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-641-6100.
Toms River police were justified in wounding a suspect who is accused of pulling a handgun on them in July, according to the Attorney General’s Office. The decision confirms the findings of Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato. The case will not be presented to a grad jury. According to the prosecutor: On July 7, 2016, Timothy Sauers pulled a dark colored handgun on three Toms River Police Officers during a motor vehicle stop in the
The Atlantic City Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit concluded a three week long investigation into the shooting of two males that occurred on March 1, 2017. As a result, three suspects have been arrested and one handgun recovered. At 4:20 am, patrol officers responded to a ShotSpotter Alert and multiple 911 calls reporting gunfire in the 2500 block of Pacific Avenue. Officers arrived to find two males who had sustained gunshot wounds. Bilal Freeman, a
An Atlantic City native was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight in Georgia, according to police. Ernest Tyrrell Bing, 40, was shot at about 11:45 p.m. Friday at a Texaco gas and food mart in Clarkston, Georgia, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Bing, who was living in Alpharetta, Georgia, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died. Another patron not involved in the fight was shot in the
Atlantic City police are looking for help in finding two suspects in two separate shootings. Laquea Boggs, 20, of Pleasantville, is wanted in the March 9 shooting that wounded Quaheim Garner. Garner was caught in the crossfire as Boggs and another man shot at each other in the 300 block of North Virginia Avenue, according to the investigation by the Violent Crimes Unit. The investigation is ongoing and the VCU is still trying to identify
Atlantic City police are investigating a shooting that wounded a 20-year-old Pleasantville man. The ShotSpotter gunshot audio-detection system alerted police to the 300 block of North Virginia Avenue at about 8:45 p.m. Quaheim Garner suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, and was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus. The injury was not considered life-threatening. A witness told Breaking AC that three males were seen running through the parking lot of the Meadows. The
An Atlantic City man has been identified as the victim of a fatal shooting Sunday night. Kevin Couplin, 24, was shot in the area of Vermont Plaza just before 10 p.m., acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton said. The office’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating. Couplin’s Facebook page was quickly filled with posts from friends and family in disbelief about the death. Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes at 609-909-7666 or Atlantic City police at 609-347-5766.