MAYS LANDING- A 39 year-old Philadelphia man has been arrested on murder and weapons charges in the May 1, 2020 fatal shooting of a Pleasantville man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Teddy Smith was arrested at a parole office in Philadelphia on Friday afternoon. This was a cooperative investigation between the ACPO Major Crimes Unit, Pleasantville Police Department, with assistance from Philadelphia Parole and Philadelphia Police Fugitive Homicide Unit.
“Getting the information necessary to file charges for homicide in this matter involved every aspect of cooperation from the community and interstate law enforcement agencies. I am happy that people cared enough to stand up and trust law enforcement with getting justice for this family and sending a message that they would not tolerate random violence in their community. This case demonstrates that when all partners invested in having a safe community work together, justice will prevail,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.
Smith is charged with the following in connection to the May 1, 2020, fatal shooting of 25 year-old Nathan Adcock:
Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
On May 1, 2020, at 6:21 p.m., Pleasantville Police received a 911 call, reporting a shooting in the area of 129 N. First Street. Shotspotter was also alerted. Adcock was located in the area with multiple gunshot wounds. Adcock was transported to the Atlanticare Medical Center City Division where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy was completed and Adcock’s death was ruled a homicide.
***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.