MAYS LANDING – A 31 year-old Atlantic City man is now charged with murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a 10 year-old boy, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Charges against Alvin Wyatt have been upgraded to Murder following the death today of 10 year-old Micah Tennant who was shot at the Pleasantville-Camden High School football game in Pleasantville on Friday evening.
“On behalf of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the Tennant family on the tragic passing of Micah. Words at this time seem so insufficient to portray the anger and outrage that our community feels regarding his loss. However, his spirit will live on in so many people that he inspired. I have directed the charges against Alvin Wyatt be immediately upgraded to Murder. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office will seek to prosecute this matter to the fullest extent of the law,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.
Wyatt was initially charged with the shooting which struck 1 adult and 2 juveniles. Wyatt still faces charges of 2 counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
There were 4 other males at the game and connected to the shootings and are charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to possess a weapon.
The individuals include: Michael Mack, 27, Tyrell Dorn, 28, Shahid Dixon, 27–all of Atlantic City— and Vance Golden, 26, of Pleasantville.
Dixon is also charged with eluding.
After the shootings the four men fled from the Absecon Police in a vehicle and drove into Atlantic City. One of the passengers threw a gun out of the vehicle while entering Atlantic City.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Pleasantville Police Department, Absecon Police Department, Atlantic City Police Department, ATF, Atlantic County Sheriff’s Department and Stockton Police Department were all instrumental in quickly apprehending these individuals.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seth Levy represents the state in the 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. ***