Atlantic City Man Arrested in June 5, 2022 Homicide of Dwight Hutchinson


MAYS LANDING – A 32-year-old Atlantic City man has been charged and taken into custody in connection with a June 5, 2022, stabbing in Atlantic City. It is alleged that George Harrell stabbed Dwight Hutchinson on the unit block North Kentucky Avenue in Atlantic City. Harrell was arrested without incident on August 31, 2022, by the United Stated Marshal’s Service.

On June 5, 2022, at approximately 2:20 p.m., the Atlantic City Police Department responded to a 911 call for an unresponsive male on the unit block North Kentucky Avenue. Dwight Hutchinson was found lying on the ground and was unresponsive. Medical personnel were unable to revive him. An autopsy was performed on Mr. Hutchinson where it was determined the cause of death was the result of a stab wound to the chest and the manner of death was homicide. This incident is being investigated by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department.

George Harrell has been charged with the following:

• 2C:11-3 – Murder
• 2C:11-3A(3) – Felony Murder
• 2C:15-1A(1) – Robbery
• 2C:39-5B (1) – Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
• 2C:39-4A (1) – Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose.

Harrell is pending extradition from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/forms/tips-crimereporting/. 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.

***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. ***

George Harrell
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