Somers Point Man Convicted of 2016 Murder in Atlantic City
56-year-old Luis Maisonet of Somers Point is facing life in prison after being found guilty of murder following a shooting at a store in Atlantic City in 2016.
On September 1st, 2016, law enforcement responded to The Walk around noon for the reports of a man who was shot in the Zumiez store. The victim, 26 year-old Christopher Romero, was pronounced dead at ARMC-City. Following the shooting, Maisonet fled the scene and suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound at another store.
On Thursday afternoon, Maisonet was found guilty of murder and weapons-related charges.
Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said in a press release, "Maisonet callously killed Christopher Romero in front of several witnesses, and threatened other lives through his selfish, cowardly actions. At trial he showed no remorse. While this verdict will not bring back Mr. Romero, it serves as yet another example of the deadly prevalence of domestic violence in our society."
In December, 2016, KYW-TV reported the shooting happened because of a domestic-related matter.