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Mr. Tumelty represented Helena Hendricks, who was charged with first degree murder in Atlantic County Superior Court. The defendant faced a number of additional charges, including armed robbery, conspiracy and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose. At the conclusion of a jury trial that lasted three weeks, the defendant was found “not guilty” of all charges.


Atlantic City Police Search for Suspect in Two Shootings

South Jersey Criminal Defense LawyersAtlantic City law enforcement is trying to find a man suspected of using a handgun to commit two shootings on city streets earlier this summer.

Both shootings occurred in June, but police have not yet been able to locate the suspect. According to authorities, the suspect was involved in a shooting incident on the 600 block of Virginia Avenue in Atlantic City on June 14. The precise circumstances of the shooting are unclear at this time. What detectives to know is that the suspect was taken by ambulance to a local hospital after being found suffering from a gunshot wound. The suspect was treated at the hospital and then released before investigators could determine whether he should be criminally charged.

Two weeks later, the suspect and another person allegedly shot an 18-year-old man who was walking along the 500 block of Absecon Boulevard in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The victim, a local AC resident, was rushed to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and treated for his gunshot-related injuries. He was later listed in stable condition.

Atlantic City police officers investigated the violent incident and eventually obtained arrest warrants for both men suspected of shooting the teenager. Police subsequently arrested one of the suspects.

The other suspect is a 28-year-old man who reportedly lives in Atlantic City, NJ. He remains at large and is considered extremely dangerous.

If and when the suspect is apprehended by law enforcement, he will be subject to criminal charges for aggravated assault, conspiracy, and weapons offenses. A conviction on the most serious charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon could lead to severe penalties that include a lengthy term of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison.

For additional information, view the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Wanted in Connection with Two AC Shootings.”


If you have been charged with murder, aggravated assault, or any other violent crime in NJ, you need to speak with a knowledgeable, qualified criminal defense attorney. The experienced criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty can help you fight your criminal charges. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation.

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South Jersey criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty is conveniently located in Atlantic City, NJ. He serves clients in Atlantic, Ocean, Gloucester and Cape May counties and the Jersey Shore, including: Absecon, Atlantic City, Avalon, Brigantine, Buena, Cape May, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Estell Manor, Folsom, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Linwood, Longport, Margate, Mullica Township, Northfield, Pleasantville, Port Republic, Somers Point, Ventnor,  and Waymouth.