MAYS LANDING – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is continuing its investigation into the shooting death of an Atlantic City man who was found inside a vehicle on Friday, Atlantic County Prosecutor announced.
“We urge everyone who may have been in the area to contact the Prosecutor’s office if they witnessed or heard anything that could assist in the apprehension of the person responsible for this homicide,” Prosecutor Tyner said.
On February 7, 2020, at approximately 5:32 p.m., Atlantic City Police responded to the beach block of Melrose Avenue, Atlantic City, in reference to 911 call regarding an unconscious and unresponsive male. The victim was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (City Division) where he was pronounced deceased. The victim is identified as Jeffrey Simpson (53), who is also known as Rasheed Abdullah.
An autopsy was completed by the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office and the cause of death was ruled to be multiple gunshot wounds. The manner of death ruled is determined to be homicide.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is looking for assistance in identifying any suspicious activity surrounding a white Chevrolet sedan with tinted windows. The attached maps and embedded yellow star depict where this vehicle may have been parked for several hours during the afternoon hours of February 7, 2020. Anyone with information pertaining to this vehicle is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.
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.