A 32-year-old man has been charged in connection with a January 1, 2019, homicide which occurred in Atlantic City, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office announced. Khalif S. Toombs (Atlantic City, NJ) has been charged with the following offenses pertaining to the death of Lamir King:
• N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1)/2C:5-2 – Conspiring with another to purposely cause the death of Lamir King. A crime of the 1st degree.
• N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1)/2C:2-6 – An accomplice procuring the commission of the murder of Lamir King by payment or promise of payment of items of pecuniary value. A crime of the 1st degree.
• N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5b(1) – Knowingly possess a handgun, to wit: a revolver without first having obtained a permit to carry the same. A crime of the 2nd degree.
• N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4a(1) – Knowingly possess a firearm with the purpose to use it unlawfully against the person of another, specifically the murder of Lamir King. A crime of the 2 nd degree.
On January 1, 2019, the Atlantic City Police Department was dispatched to the 700 Block of North Ohio Avenue where they located Mr. King unconscious and unresponsive inside a motor vehicle. Mr. King was pronounced deceased. A subsequent autopsy was performed where the cause of death was determined to be multiple gunshot wounds. The manner of death was ruled a homicide.
The shooter was charged and arrested for the murder of Mr. King in 2019. Mr. Toombs is currently in custody. If convicted of hiring another to commit murder, Mr. Toombs is subject to mandatory life imprisonment.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office was assisted in this investigation by the Atlantic City Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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 https://www.acpo.org/forms/tips-crime-reporting/ 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.