An Atlantic City man potentially faces life in prison after being convicted of killing a man from Philadelphia in 2022.

Kenneth Creek of Atlantic City, NJ, Convicted

On Tuesday after a week-long trial, an Atlantic County jury convicted 49-year-old Kenneth Creek on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, and second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose.

Following the jury trial, the court found him guilty of an additional count of second-degree certain persons not to possess firearms.

Jordan Eaddy of Philadelphia Fatally Shot

The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says an investigation began during the early morning hours of August 25th, 2022, when Atlantic City Police Department officers responded to the South Carolina Apartments Complex at 1300 Baltic Avenue.

1300 block of Baltic Avenue, Atlantic City - Photo: Google Maps
1300 block of Baltic Avenue, Atlantic City - Photo: Google Maps

Upon arrival, police found 31-year-old Jordan Eaddy of Philadelphia dead with two gunshot wounds.

Evidence presented at trial, including video footage of the shooting, showed Creek fire twice at Eaddy as he attempted to flee. The medical examiner testified that one wound to his back was fatal and resulted in his death. Creek claimed at trial that he fired in self-defense.

On the murder conviction, Creek faces 30 years to life in state prison. Sentencing is scheduled for September 25th.

The case was investigated by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit with assistance from the Atlantic City Police Department. Chief Assistant Prosecutor David Ruffenach tried the case for the State with the assistance of Victim Witness Advocate Keri Roberts and Detective Kevin Dever.

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