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Man Wanted for Shooting Death of AC Woman Extradited from North Carolina

By kcora on
Atlantic City

A man wanted in connection with the shooting death of an Atlantic City woman was extradited to New Jersey and is expected to appear for his first court appearance today, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton announced.

An intensive investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department led to the issuance of a warrant complaint for murder and weapons possession charges against Joseph McCoy, 43, of 326 North Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City.

According to authorities, on on Dec. 20, 2016 at 4:22 a.m., police responded to 326 North Tennessee Avenue, in Atlantic City, for a report that a woman had been found dead inside the home.

Upon arrival, officers found Jacqueline Hoyle, 23, was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

An autopsy performed by the New Jersey Southern Regional Medical Examiner Office determined the cause of death to be a single gunshot wound, and the manner of death: homicide.

On the same day, Thursday, December 22, 2016, detectives charged McCoy with:

Murder, that he “did purposely or knowingly cause the death of Jacqueline Hoyle...by shooting her at close range”—a crime of the 1st degree;

Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and

Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon—2nd degree crimes.

Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Patricia M. Wild set bail on the charges at $750,000 full cash / no bond.

McCoy was ultimately arrested in North Carolina, extradited to New Jersey, and is scheduled to make his first court appearance today.

A conviction for murder carries a potential sentence of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison for a period of 30 years to life. A 2nd degree conviction carries a potential sentence of 5-10 years in prison.