Saturday, March 22, 2014

Atlantic City Man Found Guilty of 2012 Attempted Murder of Atlantic City Teens

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man was found guilty in Atlantic County Superior Court for the 2012 attempted murder of two Atlantic City teens during a robbery, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On October 13, 2012 Atlantic City Police responded to the 300-600 blocks of North Indiana Avenue for a report of gunshots. On arrival police found two Atlantic City teens who had suffered gunshot wounds to the legs. One of the victims reported that the suspect had taken the victim’s Air Jordan sneakers from his feet after shooting him, and walked away. The victims were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Roger Howard, now 21, of Atlantic City, was charged with the crime on October 16, 2012, and arrested on December 5, 2012 by members of Atlantic City Police Department SWAT, Atlantic City Police Special Investigations Section and Intelligence Unit, Hamilton Township Police, and the FBI.
Today, before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael Donio, Howard was found guilty on twelve charges: (2) counts of attempted murder, robbery, (6) counts of aggravate assault, and weapons possession charges.
Three of the charges, the (2) counts of attempted murder and the robbery conviction, are each punishable with a 10-20 year sentence of imprisonment. Pursuant to the No Early Release Act (NER), 85% of the sentence must be served before being eligible for parole.
Sentencing is scheduled before Superior Court Judge Michael Donio on April 25, 2014. Assistant Prosecutor Emily Bell represented the State in the case.

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 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 Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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