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Atlantic County Man Indicted for Fatal Shooting of Teen Girl Playing Russian Roulette

By rlsmetro on
Atlantic County

MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Pleasantville man who is charged in the fatal shooting of a teenager on July 25, 2019, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Officials say Nahquil Lovest, 18, is indicted on the following charges: Aggravated Manslaughter, second degree unlawful Possession of a Weapon, second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, fourth degree Aggravated Assault Pointing a Weapon, in the fatal shooting of 15 year-old Naimah Bell of Pleasantville.

Police Lovest was arrested on Friday, July 26 in connection to the murder of Bell was shot and killed inside the address 102 S. Massachusetts Ave., Atlantic City, shortly after 4:00 a.m., on July 25, 2019. An initial autopsy was conducted and determined that the pending cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the head and the pending manner of death as a homicide.

The arrest was the result of a cooperative investigation between the Atlantic City Police Department, Pleasantville Police Department and Atlantic County Major Crimes Unit.

Lovest was arrested without incident by members of the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crime Unit and Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, with the assistance of the Atlantic County SWAT team. He is lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seth Levy represents the state in this matter.