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Man Wanted on Murder, Weapons Charges Taken into Custody in Egg Harbor City

Egg Harbor Township

A 45-year-old man, charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Mark Wright on October 10, has been taken into custody by law enforcement, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

Acting Prosecutor Shill stated that Umar Abdullah was taken into custody this morning, November 15, in Egg Harbor City by members of the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force, New Jersey State Police, Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office, Egg Harbor City Police Department and personnel of the ACPO Major Crimes Unit.

According to Acting Prosecutor Shill, at 4:04 a.m., Sunday, October 10, Atlantic City Police received a 911 call to respond to 28 S. Georgia Avenue. 

Acting Prosecutor Shill said that when police arrived, 35-year-old Mark Wright was located, and he was found to have been the victim of a shooting. Wright was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Detectives from the ACPO Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene.

According to Acting Prosecutor Shill, Umar Abdullah, a.k.a. James Collins/James Coger III – Nicknamed “Munchie” or “O” is charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Certain Persons Not to Possess a Weapon.

Anyone with information about 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 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

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