Officials say a man who was wanted for a murder in Atlantic City was arrested Monday morning in Egg Harbor City.

45-year-old Umar Abdullah was taken into custody by members of the U.S. Marshall’s Service and several local law enforcement agencies, according to Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill.

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Abdullah has been charged in connection to the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Mark Wright on October 10th.

It was during the early morning hours of that day that Atlantic City Police received a 9-1-1 call to respond to 28 South Georgia Avenue. There, they found Wright, who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

28 S Georgia Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
28 S Georgia Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps

Abdullah, also known as James Collins, James Coger III, “Munchie, ” and “O,” has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and second-degree certain persons not to possess a weapon.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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