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Atlantic City Man Indicted On First Degree Murder, Weapons Charges in 2020 Fatal Shooting

By rlsmetro on
Atlantic City

A 70-year-old man is charged with murder in the 2020 fatal shooting of Ms. Marketa E. Thorpe, 32,  of Atlantic City, following a neighborhood dispute, Atlantic County Officials said.

Mr. Maximo Santiago is indicted on the following offenses:

·         First degree Murder

·         Second degree Possession of a Weapon

·         Second degree Certain Persons Not to have Weapons

Officials said on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, Atlantic City Police received a 911 call at approximately 11:24 a.m. in reference to a victim with a gunshot wound at 1507 Belfield Avenue, Atlantic City.

Thorpe was located and transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center City Division, where doctors pronounced her dead.

Officials say an autopsy was conducted on Sunday, September 13, 2020, and the results determined Thorpe’s cause of death to be a gunshot wound of the torso and the manner of death to be homicide.

Shortly after the shooting of Thorpe, Atlantic City Police apprehended Santiago and he was taken into custody.

He is lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Robinson represents the state in this matter.

These charges are merely an accusation Santiago is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.