Mays Landing Man Arrested for Christmas Eve Murder
23-year-old Tyrone Hilley of Mays Landing was arrested Friday and charged with first degree murder, possession of a .40 caliber handgun, possession of heroin and marijuana, and other crimes.
Just after 9:30 Christmas Eve night, police responded to Ocean Heights Avenue near Salma Terrace for the report of gunshots. When they arrived, they found 25-year-old Marquis T. Smith, of Trenton, the victim of a shooting. Smith was taken to ARMC-Mainland where he was later pronounced dead.
A two-week investigation lead to Hilley's arrest Friday morning at the Philadelphia Village Apartments in Egg Harbor City. Hilley is being housed in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $1 million full cash bail.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office at (609) 909-7666.