ACPO MAJOR CRIMES UNIT INVESTIGATING FATAL SHOOTING IN EHT


MAYS LANDING-  A 24 year-old man is the victim of a fatal shooting in his Egg Harbor Township home, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

At 11:20 p.m., Thursday, January 2, Egg Harbor Township Police received a 911 call with a report of a shooting at 109 Vermont Avenue. When police arrived they found a male resident of the home who was the victim of multiple gunshot wounds. Arturo Barrera III was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy will be performed today. No arrests have been made and this appears to be an isolated shooting incident. This shooting is an active and ongoing investigation in coordination with the Egg Harbor Township Police Department.

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 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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