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Pleasantville Man Convicted of Murdering Atlantic City Teen in 2020

Mays Landing

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Atlantic County announced that on Tuesday, December 11, an Atlantic County jury convicted Lewis Johnson, 34, of Pleasantville, of murder for the killing of 17-year-old C.W. on the 2000 block of Blaine Avenue in June of 2020.AdJohnson drove down to Atlantic City from Easton, Pennsylvania, to help his then-girlfriend Shaquana Lewis confront the parents of her daughter’s boyfriend after a physical fight between the kids the night before, officials stated.

According to officials, when they arrived at the boy’s house in the early afternoon on June 8, 2020, the defendant, armed with a handgun, ran up the steps at 2009 Blaine Avenue to the 2nd-floor apartment’s porch, where the victim, C.W., and his foster brother were hanging out.

The defendant then pistol-whipped the victim and ultimately shot him in the back and foot, officials said.

He then fled back down the steps, shooting back up at the boys from the ground level.

Authorities say he fled Atlantic City by car, stopping at a liquor store in Pleasantville before driving back to the apartment he was staying at in Easton, Pennsylvania. C.W. was pronounced dead later that day as a result of the injuries sustained in the shooting.

The defendant was apprehended the next morning by members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, along with the handgun he used to shoot and kill C.W., which was found under his bed, officials say.

Officials said Johnson was also found guilty of possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and certain persons not to possess weapons in this case.AdThis case was investigated by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department. Assistant Prosecutor Genna Garofalo prosecuted the case for the State, officials say.

According to officials, sentencing is scheduled for February 4, 2024, in front of the Honorable W. Todd Miller, J.S.C.

Johnson faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole, officials stated.