MAYS LANDING – Two Atlantic City men are charged in connection to the murder of Deshawn Dawkins in August, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Bashawn K. Whitted-Scott, 25, and Brian S. Richardson, 26, are charged with the following:
- First degree Felony Murder
- First degree Robbery while Armed Resulting in Death
- Second degree Conspiracy to Commit Robbery
- Second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
- Second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
On August 27, 2017, in the area of 8 S. Virginia Avenue, Dawkins was shot and killed during the course of a robbery
Whitted-Scott is in custody in the Atlantic County Justice Facility and Richardson is a fugitive and remains at large.
Assistant Prosecutor Marissa McGarvey represents the state in the matter.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.