MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic County Grand Jury has handed up an indictment against a 40 year-old Philadelphia man for murder and weapons charges in the May 1, 2020, fatal shooting of a Pleasantville man, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.
The indictment was delivered on Aug. 10, 2021, and includes the following charges:
1st degree Murder
2nd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor David Little represents the state in this matter.
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. Nathan 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.
On Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, Teddy Smith was arrested at a parole office in Philadelphia. Smith was subsequently charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in connection to the May 1, 2020, fatal shooting of Adcock.
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.
***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.