An Atlantic City man who was wanted in connection to a murder in the city back in 2013 has been arrested in Pennsylvania.

Abdul Bailey of Atlantic City - Photo: ACPO
Abdul Bailey of Atlantic City - Photo: ACPO

Abdul Bailey was wanted for allegedly fatally shooting 21-year-old William Clegg in 2013. Authorities say he was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in Williamsport, PA.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force says he was arrested without incident.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner provided some background information on Bailey's arrest:

On Saturday May 4, 2013, at approximately 2:29 p.m., Atlantic City Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a shooting outside 501 North Indiana Ave., Atlantic City. Upon arrival, officers located William Clegg, of Atlantic City, with multiple gunshot wounds lying on the sidewalk in front of 501 North Indiana Ave., Atlantic City, NJ. Clegg was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division where he was pronounced deceased.

An investigation determined Abdul Bailey, 28, and 26 year-old Austin Clark of Bridgeton lured Clegg outside the convenience store at 501 North Indiana Avenue. One individual waited for Clegg on the sidewalk; the other waited for him in the alleyway. As Clegg walked by, he was shot by the man waiting in the alley. Clark is also charged with the Murder of Clegg and is currently in custody.

The news of Bailey's arrest comes less than a week after the prosecutor's office issued an updated press release highlighting the crime.

Tyner says Bailey will answer to the charge of murder when he is extradited to New Jersey.

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