MAYS LANDING-An Atlantic County Grand Jury returned a 6 count Indictment Tuesday against Leon Green, 27, for the murder of one male and the attempted murder of another male.
Green is indicted on the following charges:
1) 1st degree Attempted Murder
2) 3rd degree Aggravated Assault/Attempt to Cause Bodily Injury with a Deadly Weapon
3) 2nd degree Possession of a Firearm for Unlawful Purposes
4) 2nd degree Possession of a Handgun without a Permit
5) 1st degree Murder
6) 2nd degree Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose
On June 1, 2018, Atlantic City Police officers responded to a call for a male who had been shot at the Fox Manor Hotel on Pacific Avenue. Upon arrival, they located Yusef Abdullah, 22, of Atlantic City with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Upon further investigation, it was learned that the intended target of the shooting had been James Waugh, 27, of Atlantic City. Waugh did not suffer injury in the shooting but Abdullah succumbed to his injuries nearly 6 weeks later on July 8, 2018.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Atlantic City Police Department. Chief Assistant Prosecutor Danielle S. Buckley 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 https://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.