MAYS LANDING – A man and woman have been arrested and charged Tuesday morning in connection to the fatal shooting on Monday of a 17 year-old male, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Lewis Johnson, 31, of Newark, NJ, and Shaquana Lewis 35, of Pleasantville, are charged with the fatal shooting of a 17 year-old male who was found with multiple gunshot wounds. On Monday at 12:59 p.m., Atlantic City Police officers received a 911 call, reporting a victim with multiple gunshot wounds. When officers arrived at 2009 Blaine Ave., Atlantic City the juvenile victim, C.W., was located on the second floor balcony of the residence. C.W. was transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center City Division where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy of C.W. determined that the cause of death is multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death is homicide.
Johnson is charged with first degree Murder and second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. Lewis is charged with first degree Murder and first degree Conspiracy to Commit Murder. Both defendants were arrested and taken into custody on Tuesday morning in Wilson Borough, PA, by ACPO Major Crimes Unit detectives with the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police SWAT Team and the Wilson Borough Police Department. It was determined through an investigation that the fatal shooting of C.W. was in connection to an ongoing dispute between the families of the juveniles.
“I want to commend the Major Crimes Unit, the Atlantic City Police Department, the Wilson Borough, PA Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police SWAT Team for the swift identification and apprehension of two individuals suspected in the shooting death of a 17 year-old male in Atlantic City on Monday. After all the challenges that we are currently confronted with in this country, the lack of value for human life still puzzles me. I am hopeful that the family of the victim has some measure of comfort knowing that those suspected of causing the death of their loved one are in police custody,” said Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner.
This is a cooperative active investigation by the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department.
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.