ACPO MAJOR CRIMES UNIT, GALLOWAY TWP POLICE CONTINUE INVESTIGATION OF 1985 FATAL SHOOTING OF 79 YEAR-OLD MAN


MAYS LANDING. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Galloway Township Police Department continue to investigate the 1985 unresolved fatal shooting of Etrul Barnett, 79, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

“Thirty-six years have passed since the fatal shooting of Etrul Barnett and the discovery of his body in his home. Investigators at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and detectives of the Galloway Township Police Department remain steadfast in the pursuit of justice for Mr. Barnett and his family, as they diligently continue their work to solve this homicide. I ask the public to contact our office if they have any information that could assist investigators in solving this case,” Acting Prosecutor Shill said.

On March 14, 1985, at 4:45 p.m., Barnett was found deceased with a fatal gunshot wound in his home in the South Egg Harbor section of Galloway Township. Barnett’s homicide continues to be a cooperative investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Galloway Township Police Department.

Anyone with information about the homicide of Etrul Barnett or any other unresolved homicides is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 609-909-7666 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Website at http://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.

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