A 39-year-old man from Philadelphia has been arrested on murder and weapons charges in connection to a fatal shooting in Pleasantville back on May 1st.

Teddy Smith - Photo: ACPO
Teddy Smith - Photo: ACPO

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner says Teddy Smith was arrested at a parole office in Philadelphia Friday afternoon following an investigation between his office, the Pleasantville Police Department, with assistance from Philadelphia Parole, and Philadelphia Police Fugitive Homicide Unit.

Smith is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon in connection to the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Nathan Adcock on May 1st.

Tyner's office says,

On May 1, 2020, at 6:21 p.m., Pleasantville Police received a 911 call, reporting a shooting in the area of 129 N. First Street. Shotspotter was also alerted. Adcock was located in the area with multiple gunshot wounds. Adcock was transported to the Atlanticare Medical Center City Division where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy was completed and Adcock’s death was ruled a homicide.

Tyner said in a statement Monday afternoon, "Getting the information necessary to file charges for homicide in this matter involved every aspect of cooperation from the community and interstate law enforcement agencies. I am happy that people cared enough to stand up and trust law enforcement with getting justice for this family and sending a message that they would not tolerate random violence in their community. This case demonstrates that when all partners invested in having a safe community work together, justice will prevail."

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