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Texas Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Fatal Atlantic City Shooting

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Atlantic City

 By: Yuritza Arroyo

Atlantic County authorities announced that Frank Torres-Lopez, 27, from Katy, Texas, was sentenced today to 25 years in New Jersey State Prison for the August 1, 2021, shooting of victim J.F. outside the Los Compadres Bar in Atlantic City.

According to officials, following the shooting, Torres-Lopez fled to Puerto Rico, dyed his hair orange, and obtained a fake Puerto Rican identification with a false alias.

Officials say U.S. Marshals ultimately apprehended him in October 2021.

In December of 2022, Defendant plead guilty to the following charges:

Count 1 – Aggravated Manslaughter – 1st Degree

Count 2 – Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose – 2nd Degree Count 3

– Hindering Apprehension – 3rd Degree Assistant Atlantic County Prosecutor Louis Casadia prosecuted the case for the State.

The case was a cooperative investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service and the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office.

Defendant will be required to serve 85% of the 25-year sentence before he will be eligible for parole.