MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man was charged with murder today, in connection with the death of a New York man found dead two weeks ago in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
In response to a 9-1-1 call, Atlantic City Police responded on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 6:29 a.m. to the corner of Pennsylvania and Reading Avenues, Atlantic City, where a passerby had found the body of a man in a grassy area near the intersection.
Upon arrival, police and emergency medical responders found the man—later identified as Quinn Boyd, 25, of New York City—dead at the scene.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene.
Officers of the New York Police Department (NYPD) notified next of kin.
An autopsy conducted by New Jersey State Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office Dr. Gerald Feigin determined that the cause of Boyd’s death was a gunshot wound to the head, and the manner of death: homicide.
A continuous investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department, with the assistance of the Hamilton Township Police Department, led to the charge and arrest today of Hasin Dunn, 21, of the 600 block of Atlantic City.
Dunn was served the complaint by Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office detectives early this afternoon at the Atlantic County Justice Facility, where he had been lodged on an unrelated matter.
Dunn was charged with Murder, Felony Murder, and Robbery—all crimes of the 1st degree, and Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Handgun—both 3rd Degree crimes.
Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury set bail at $1,000,000 full cash.
Dunn’s first court appearance is scheduled for Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge DeLury.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Atlantic City Police Department continue the investigation, and ask that citizens with information about the crime contact the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666, or the Atlantic City Police Department Investigations Division at (609)-347-5766.
A conviction for murder carries a potential sentence of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison for a period of 30 years to life. The potential prison sentence for a 2st degree conviction is 10-20 years of imprisonment. A 3rd degree conviction carries a potential penalty of 3-5 years.
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.