MAYS LANDING – A 28 year-old Atlantic City man has pleaded guilty to weapons charges in connection the fatal shooting of a 10 year-old boy in Pleasantville, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Tyrell Dorn was charged in November following the shooting of the 10 year-old Micah Tennant and on Monday, July 13, 2020, he pleaded guilty to Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Person with a sentence recommendation of 7 years and 5 years must be served.
On November 15, 2019, Dorn and three other individuals left the field after the shooting at a Pleasantville football game and as police attempted to pull over the vehicle, Dorn threw a handgun out of the driver’s side window.
In February, an Atlantic County grand jury returned an indictment against Alvin Wyatt for the following charges in the death of 10 year-old Micah Tennant who was shot at the Pleasantville-Camden High School football game in Pleasantville on Nov. 15, 2019:
- 2 counts of Attempted Murder
- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
- 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, Dorn, 28, Shahid Dixon, 27–all of Atlantic City— and Vance Golden, 26, of Pleasantville.
Dixon is also charged with eluding.
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. ***
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.