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Man, Woman Indicted in Fatal Shooting of 17-Year-Old in Atlantic City

By rlsmetro on
Atlantic City

A man and woman were indicted Thursday, December 10, in connection to the fatal June shooting of a 17-year-old male in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

According to officials, Lewis Johnson, 31, of Newark, NJ, and Shaquana Lewis 35, of Pleasantville, were arrested in June and charged with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old male who was found with multiple gunshot wounds.

Johnson is indicted on the following charges:

  • First-degree Murder
  • Second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose

Lewis has been indicted on the following charges:

  • First-degree Murder 
  • First-degree Conspiracy to Commit Murder

According to police, on Monday, June 8, at 12:59 p.m., Atlantic City Police officers received a 911 call, reporting a victim with multiple gunshot wounds. When officers arrived at 2009 Blaine Avenue in Atlantic City the juvenile victim, C.W., was located on the second-floor balcony of the residence. 

Officials reported that C.W. was transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center City Division where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy of C.W. determined that the cause of death is multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death is homicide.

Both defendants were arrested and taken into custody on Tuesday morning in Wilson Borough, PA, by ACPO Major Crimes Unit detectives with the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police SWAT Team and the Wilson Borough Police Department. 

It was determined through an investigation that the fatal shooting of C.W. was in connection to an ongoing dispute between the families of the juveniles.

This is a cooperative active investigation by the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City 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.