MAYS LANDING — A man was sentenced Friday in connection to the 2009 shooting in Atlantic City of a 26-year-old man who died as a result of his injuries 4 years after being shot, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Germaine Boothe, 27, formerly of Pennsylvania Avenue, Atlantic City, was sentenced for causing the death on January 22, 2014 of Malik Green, also known as “Naya”, then 30 years old, of Atlantic City.
The terms of the plea agreement called for Boothe to serve 12 ½ years in New Jersey State Prison, 85% to be served prior to release, and the defendant is prohibited from any contact with the victim’s family. On April 20, 2018, Judge Rodney Cunningham, J.S.C. sentenced the defendant pursuant to the terms of the plea agreement. Upon release from prison, Boothe is subject to a mandatory period of parole supervision of 5 years.
On November 16, 2012, Boothe was sentenced to 8 years in a New Jersey state prison must serve 85% for second degree Aggravated Assault in connection to the shooting. On January 22, 2014, while the defendant was serving the sentence for the aggravated assault conviction, Green died as a result of complications from the injuries that he sustained in the shooting.
On August 18 2016, the State then brought charges of murder against the defendant. On December 7, 2017, the defendant pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter.
Early Sunday morning on November 22, 2009, at 7:19 a.m., Atlantic City Police officers responded to Hudson’s Bar and Grill, at 2 South New York Avenue in Atlantic City, for a 9-1-1 report of a shooting inside the bar. EMS and AtlantiCare paramedics responded to the scene, as did members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Shooting Response Team.
Upon arrival, police found Malik Green on the floor, bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound to the neck. Emergency medical responders treated Green and transported him to the AtlantiCare Medical Center—City Campus, where he underwent emergency surgery in the Intensive Care Unit.
Witnesses at the scene reported that a man had opened the door to the bar, pointed a sawed-off shotgun, fired two shots into the bar, and fled on foot. Investigation determined that one of the two shots fired had hit the wall, and the other struck Green in the neck.
A search by police that morning led to the recovery, near the scene, of a 12 gauge sawed-off double-barreled shotgun, located between a dumpster and a wall.
The subsequent intensive investigation by detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Atlantic City Police Department resulted in the issuance of criminal charges against Germaine Boothe on December 10, 2009 for Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
On December 22, 2009 at 3:30 p.m., Atlantic City Police Department Vice Unit and Patrol officers found and arrested Boothe in a grocery store at the corner of Gordon’s Alley and Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City.
Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Lieutenant Kevin Ruga led the investigation and Sgt. Ian Finnimore handled the forensics investigation of the shooting scene.
Assistant Prosecutor Tracey O’Brien represents the State in the case.
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