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New Jersey Man Killed in Pleasantville


By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Atlantic County announced that on May 9, at approximately 11:02 p.m., the Pleasantville Police Department responded to 9 West Pleasant Avenue in Pleasantville in reference to shots fired.AdOfficials stated officers arrived and located Baseem Taliaferro, 38, from Galloway Township, deceased inside the residence. 

Taliaferro had at least one gunshot wound to his torso, according to officials. 

Officials said he was pronounced deceased while on scene.

Authorities say the cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.

This incident is currently being investigated by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit and the Pleasantville Police Department, officials say. 

Anyone with information about these incidents or other 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 at ACPO.