Skip to main content

Philadelphia Man Indicted for Murder in Fatal Shooting of Pleasantville Man


An Atlantic County Grand Jury has handed up an indictment against a 40 year-old Philadelphia man for murder and weapons charges in the May 1, 2020, fatal shooting of a Pleasantville man, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

The indictment was delivered on August 10, and includes the following charges:

  • 1st-degree Murder
  • 2nd-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
  • 2nd-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

According to Prosecutor Shill, on May 1, 2020, at 6:21 p.m., Pleasantville Police received a 911 call, reporting a shooting in the area of 129 N. First Street. 

Prosecutor Shill said that Shotspotter was also alerted. Nathan Adcock was located in the area with multiple gunshot wounds. 

According to Prosecutor Shill, Adcock was transported to the Atlanticare Medical Center City Division where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy was completed and Adcock’s death was ruled a homicide.

On Friday, November 6, 2020, Teddy Smith was arrested at a parole office in Philadelphia. Smith was subsequently charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in connection to the May 1, 2020, fatal shooting of Adcock, Prosecutor Shill said.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 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. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.