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NJ Man Admits Role in 2019 Atlantic City Fatal Shooting

Atlantic City


By: Yuritza Arroyo

Atlantic County authorities announced that on Thursday, September 14, Khalif Toombs, 34, of Atlantic City, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder for his role in the shooting death of Lamir King, 21, also of Atlantic City, on January 1, 2019.

According to officials, the plea calls for Toombs to serve 12 years in New Jersey State Prison under the No Early Release Act.

At 6:25 p.m. on January 1, 2019, Lamir King was shot multiple times in his car in the area of North Ohio Avenue in Atlantic City and died from his injuries.

According to officials, Jamie Sewell, Sr., 58, of Atlantic City, was arrested and later pled guilty for his role in the shooting.

His plea calls for a sentence between 10 and 20 years in prison.

He will be sentenced later this year. With his plea, Toombs admitted to hiring Sewell for the purpose of causing King’s death.

He will remain in the Atlantic County Justice Facility through sentencing. Sentencing is scheduled for November 2.