Atlantic City Man Arrested and Charged for Pleasantville Homicide


MAYS LANDING – A 36 year-old Atlantic City man was arrested and charged Monday evening in the fatal shooting of a 30 year-old Pleasantville women, Jazmen Martin-Richardson, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary S. Shill announced.

On Monday, May 23, 2022, Lamar Pitts of Atlantic City, NJ was arrested at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office where he was processed and charged with weapon offenses and possession of a stolen firearm: Specifically: 2C:11-4A(1) (Aggravated Manslaughter), 2C:39-5B(1) (Unlawful Possession of a Weapon), 2C:39-7(B)1 (Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons) and 2C:20-7A (Receiving Stolen Property).

Pitts was also charged with additional weapons offenses for an incident in Pleasantville that occurred a week prior to the homicide. Pitts was detained and is lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

“I want to credit the Pleasantville Police Department the ACPO Major Crimes Unit for the swift identification and apprehension of the suspect in this matter. While we cannot always prevent acts of senseless violence, we take all necessary actions to identify, arrest and prosecute individuals who commit heinous crimes to the fullest extent of the law,” said Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary S. Shill.

On early Monday morning, just after midnight, Pitts shot Martin-Richardson at her residence and she succumbed to her injuries at her home after receiving life-saving attempts by medical personnel. Pitts and Martin-Richardson had a dating relationship and the firearm, determined to be stolen, used in the shooting was recovered during the course of the investigation.

***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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