The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed that a Galloway Township man has been charged in a Pleasantville murder.

On Wednesday, June 25, 2024, an Atlantic County, New Jersey Grand Jury indicted Kalief Lyons, 35, of Galloway Township for murder and weapons offenses.

The incident occurred on May 9, 2024, in Pleasantville, New Jersey.

About this murder and indictment, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said:

On May 9, 2024, at approximately 11:02 p.m. the Pleasantville Police Department received a shot spotter alert for multiple gunshots in the area of 9 West Pleasant Avenue. Officers arrived and located Baseem Taliaferro, 38, inside of 9 West Pleasant Avenue, first floor apartment, with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was pronounced deceased while on scene.


“A witness stated an argument had occurred between Lyons and several other individuals in the area of 9 W. Pleasant Avenue approximately twenty minutes prior to the shooting. Following the argument, Lyons left the area, but surveillance captured him walking back towards the rear of 9 W. Pleasant Avenue wearing a ski mask. Lyons was then observed walking away from the area of the shooting approximately two minutes after and without wearing the ski mask.,” said the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

The investigation continues and is being conducted by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office (Major crimes Unit), in collaboration with the Pleasantville Police Department.

If you have information about any incident or other serious crimes, you can call the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Major Crime Unit at 609-909-7666 or go to the Prosecutor's Office Website at ACPO. Tips and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.

If you prefer to stay anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers: People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at: Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

SOURCE: Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

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