MAYS LANDING- Abdul Bailey of Atlantic City who was wanted after being charged with Murder in the 2013 fatal shooting of 21 year-old William Clegg was taken into custody on the morning of Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
On Saturday May 4, 2013, at approximately 2:29 p.m., Atlantic City Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a shooting outside 501 North Indiana Ave., Atlantic City. Upon arrival, officers located William Clegg, of Atlantic City, with multiple gunshot wounds lying on the sidewalk in front of 501 North Indiana Ave., Atlantic City, NJ. Clegg was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division where he was pronounced deceased.
An investigation determined Abdul Bailey, 28, and 26 year-old Austin Clark of Bridgeton lured Clegg outside the convenience store at 501 North Indiana Avenue. One individual waited for Clegg on the sidewalk; the other waited for him in the alleyway. As Clegg walked by, he was shot by the man waiting in the alley. Clark is also charged with the Murder of Clegg and is currently in custody.
Bailey was apprehended in Williamsport, PA. Bailey will answer to the charge of Murder when he is extradited to New Jersey.
Bailey was taken into custody through the efforts of the Atlantic County Sherriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, the US Marshall Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, as well as US Marshall Service Middle Pennsylvania Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Any information pertaining to this investigation or the location of Bailey can be directed to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, 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.