PLEASANTVILLE – A Pleasantville man died yesterday of injuries received in an assault that occurred in his home 11 days ago, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
In response to a 9-1-1 call, Pleasantville Police officers and emergency medical personnel responded on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 9:23 p.m. to a home on the 100 block of Greenfield Avenue, Pleasantville, for a report that two residents of the home had been discovered inside incapacitated—both bleeding and suffering from significant physical trauma.
The victims were identified as Jahlil Hunter, a 30-year-old male, and Ebony Harris, a 22- year-old female, both of the Greenfield Avenue, Pleasantville address. They were transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center—City Division for treatment of life- threatening injuries. Harris was later transferred to Cooper Hospital.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene and, with the Pleasantville Police Department, has been continuously investigating the incident since that night.
Jahlil Hunter died of his injuries in the hospital yesterday, January 3, 2016 at 3:40 a.m., and was pronounced dead by AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center—City Division Dr. Marlon Pastrana. Harris remains in the hospital under critical care.
Hunter’s next-of-kin have been notified.
An autopsy of Jahlil Hunter was performed yesterday by New Jersey Southern Regional State Medical Examiner’s Office Dr. Gerald Feigin. Dr. Feigin determined the cause of death to be multiple blunt force injuries to the head, and the manner of death: homicide.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Pleasantville Police Department continue the investigation, and ask that anyone with information about the crime contact the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666, or the Pleasantville Police Department at (609) 641-6100.
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.