Atlantic City Man Charged in Connection with Homicide of Malikah McLaughlin

MAYS LANDING – Lester Robinson of Atlantic City has been charged in connection with the shooting death of Malikah McLaughlin (26 years old) of Atlantic City.

Robinson (28 years old) has been charged with the following:

• 2C:5-2A(1)/2C:11-3A(1) – Conspiracy to Commit Murder
• C:39-7B(1) – Certain Persons Not To Possess Weapons
• 2C:39-5B (1) – Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
• 2C:39-4A (1) – Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose

Robinson was arrested on August 31, 2022, without incident and has been lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, at approximately 1:09 a.m., the Atlantic City Police Department responded to a 911 call in reference to a shooting on the unit block South Bellevue Avenue. Officers located Malikah McLaughlin laying on the street unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased. An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death to be a homicide.

This was a cooperative investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Atlantic City Police Department.

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 People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at 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. ***

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