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Convicted Atlantic City gang enforcer and accused murderer allegedly threatens lawyer in court

The convicted enforcer for an allegedly dangerous Atlantic City drug gang got into more trouble Tuesday when a judge accused him of threatening his lawyer. Malik Derry, now 26, is already serving life in prison for his part in Dirty Blok, a drug-trafficking gang that once ruled Atlantic City’s Stanley Holmes Village and surround neighborhoods. But he still faces trial in the Feb. 10, 2013, killing of Tyquinn James, 25, who was shot and killed
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Three charged in Atlantic City shooting that wounded two

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
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Atlantic City native killed in Atlanta shooting

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
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Men sought in separate Atlantic City shootings

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
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Man wounded in Atlantic City shooting

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
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Man killed in Atlantic City shooting

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.
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Two men wounded in Atlantic City shooting

Two men were shot in Atlantic City early Wednesday morning. Police were called to the shooting on 2500 block of Pacific Avenue at about 4:20 a.m. through a ShotSpotter alert and multiple 911 calls, police said. Bilal Freeman, 32, an Emanuel Williams, 25, both of the city, were wounded. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening. The city’s Violent Crimes Unit was called and is investigating. No further information was immediately available. Anyone with information is
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Wanted suspect caught thanks to casino employee

A wanted male was spotted by an observant Resorts Hotel and Casino employee this morning leading to his arrest. Sharod Taylor, who was wanted by the Atlantic City Police Department, was seen inside Resorts this morning. The ACPD was contacted as Taylor was leaving the casino. Officer Joseph Bereheiko conducted a motor vehicle stop in the vehicle Taylor was in and took him into custody without incident. Taylor was wanted in a Jan. 25 shooting
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Atlantic City man sought in shooting incident

An Atlantic City man is being sought in a shooting incident from last month. No one was injured when shots were fired in Venice Park at about 4:15 p.m. Jan. 25, but an investigation by the city’s Violent Crimes Unit found that there was an intended target, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Police are not naming that man. They are, however, naming a man they say was involved in the shooting. Sharod Taylor, 29, is charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession
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Fatal shooting in Atlantic City

An Atlantic City man was fatally shot in the city on Sunday night. The shooting happened in the area of New Jersey and Oriental avenues at about 9:45 p.m., police said. He was identified Monday as Carl Simpsom II, 23. Simpson was pronounced dead at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus. Next of kin has been notified. It was the second homicide in the city in two days. On Saturday, a city woman was fatally stabbed
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