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Firearm was recovered near murder suspect killed by police, Cumberland prosecutor says

The suspect in a Camden County murder investigation was killed by police in Millville on Saturday, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said. Jose Pietri, 55, was wanted in a shooting that killed a man in Winslow Township and wounded a woman. Derek White, 47, was found fatally shot inside a Winslow Township residence early Saturday morning. A 26-year-old woman was seriously wounded, and is being treated at a nearby hospital, according to the Camden County
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Atlantic City woman dead in apparent homicide

An Atlantic City woman was found dead in an apparent homicide, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced. Vernell Vance, 56, was found with significant blunt-force trauma to her head at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday behind 21 S. Tennessee Ave. An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Tyner said. This is a joint investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department and is continuing. She is the second woman
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Pleasantville woman charged in stabbing that killed woman, wounded man

  A Pleasantville woman is charged with murder in connection to the fatal stabbing that closed the Atlantic City Municipal Court on Wednesday morning. Jennifer Rodriguez and her husband, Raphy Rodriguez, both 34, were stabbed during an altercation with Rollie Ellis inside their apartment at 3 S. Iowa Ave., at about 6:35 a.m., Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Jennifer Rodriguez was able to escape and run to the Atlantic City Public Safety Building across
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Driver in deadly Pleasantville shooting sentenced to 12 years

A Pleasantville man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison in connection with a 2016 homicide. Robert Terrell, 33, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder for the Sept. 10, 2016, killing of Rasheed “Omar” Hines at the intersection of Merrion and Linden avenues in Pleasantville. Terrell admitted to driving the man who gunned down Hines as the victim rode his bike, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. But Terrell has refused to name
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Atlantic City man accused in homicide was defending himself, attorney says

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
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Mays Landing man detained in shooting that killed one, injured three

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.
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Atlantic City man charged in killing near A.C. Linen

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.
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‘He Did Not Deserve What Happened To Him’: Loved Ones Mourn Atlantic City Man

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
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Man killed in shooting near AC Linen

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
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EHT man ordered held pending trial in killing of Atlantic City man

  Surveillance videos, a  burner phone and a “Not Guilty” sweatshirt allegedly tie an Egg Harbor Township man to murder, according to information presented in court Thursday. Troy Demby, 36, is accused of killing Raphael Terrigino who was found fatally shot inside his car parked on a street in Pleasantville. Demby allegedly set up a meeting at the spot on Stenton Place at about 9:30 p.m. Feb. 1, and a cell phone puts Demby at
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