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Philadelphia Man Indicted for Smashing Woman in Head with Brick While She Walked on Atlantic City Boardwalk

Atlantic County

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Atlantic County authorities announced that Samuel Cooper, 43, of Philadelphia, was indicted on Thursday, March 23, for Attempted Murder after an investigation revealed that, in a random attack, he allegedly assaulted a Philadelphia woman with a brick tied in a t-shirt while she was walking on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the area of Iowa Avenue on Friday, January 6.

According to officials, Cooper was indicted for first-degree Attempted Murder for purposely attempting to cause the death or seriously bodily injury resulting in the death of the female.

Officials say in addition; Cooper was also indicted for two counts of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Certain Person not to Possess a Weapon.

This investigation was conducted by the Atlantic City Police Department and is being prosecuted by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.