An Egg Harbor Township man has been indicted in the fatal February shooting of an Atlantic City man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Officials said Troy Demby, 36, was indicted on May 10th with the following counts in the death of 30 year-old Raphael G. Terrigino:
First degree Murder
First degree Felony Murder
First degree Robbery
Second degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun
Second degree Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose
First degree Possession of a Handgun by a Defendant Previously Convicted of a NERA Crime
According to authorities, on Feb. 2nd police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 12 Stenton Avenue shortly before 8 a.m.
Upon arrival, officers located Terrigino, inside his vehicle, deceased. An autopsy later determined his cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.
Officials said the same indictment also charges Demby with First degree Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute, after investigators discovered and seized approximately 10 ounces of cocaine in a home where the defendant was located on Feb. 7th. Demby - who’s arraignment is scheduled for May 21st - remains lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Egg Harbor Township Police, and the Pleasantville Police Department.
These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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/.