Pleasantville – The Prosecutor’s Office and Pleasantville Police Department are investigating the shooting of a man yesterday evening, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
In response to 9-1-1 calls involving shots fired, Pleasantville Police responded yesterday, October 21, 2015 at 11:49 p.m., to the 100 block of Adams Avenue, in the City of Pleasantville. Upon arrival, police found a man, inside a residence, the victim of multiple gunshot wounds.
Emergency medical responders transported the victim to AlantiCare Medical Center— City Campus Trauma Center, where he was subsequently pronounced dead.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Pleasantville Police Department continue the investigation.
The victim is identified as Najee M. Thompson, age 22 of the 100 block of Adams Avenue, Pleasantville, N.J. Notification has been made to the next-of-kin.
An autopsy performed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the cause of death as multiple gunshots wounds and manner of death as a homicide.
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.