ARREST MADE IN JANUARY 1, 2019 FATAL SHOOTING OF PLEASANTVILLE MAN


MAYS LANDING – Following a five month-long joint investigation an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of a 21 year-old Pleasantville man in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Jamie Sewell

An Atlantic City man was arrested Friday for murder in connection to a homicide which occurred on January 1, 2019. Jamie Sewell, 53, was arrested Friday, May 31, 2019, in connection to the January murder of Lamir King. King was shot and killed on the 700 block of Ohio Ave., Atlantic City, at approximately 6:25 p.m.

The arrest was the result a cooperative five month-long investigation between the Atlantic City Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit.

Sewell was arrested without incident by members of the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crime Unit and Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. He is lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Sewell’s detention hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, 2019, before Judge Benjamin Podolnick.

Assistant Prosecutor Rick McKelvey represents the state in this 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. ***

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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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