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19-Year-Old Man Killed in New Jersey Shooting

Atlantic City

By: Richard L. Smith 

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department are cooperatively investigating the death of a man in Atlantic City Sunday. 

Officials said at approximately 3:33 a.m., the Atlantic City Police Department was dispatched to the 1400 block of Atlantic Avenue for a report of shooting.

The victim of the shooting, identified as Tamaj Bennett, a 19-year-old male from Atlantic City, NJ, was transported to the hospital by emergency medical personnel.

Bennett succumbed to his injuries while at the hospital. This incident is currently being investigated and an autopsy is pending.

Anyone with information about this incident or other serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 609-909-7666 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Website at ACPO.

Tips and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.

Crime Stoppers: 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.