County investigates shooting death of 28-year-old Pleasantville man

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A 28-year-old city man was shot and killed Monday evening in the same neighborhood where an anti-violence organization held a community cookout two days before./NJDOC A 28-year-old city man was shot and killed Monday evening in the same neighborhood where an anti-violence organization held a community cookout two days before./NJDOC PLEASANTVILLE - A 28-year-old city man was shot and killed Monday evening in the same neighborhood where an anti-violence organization held a community cookout two days before.

Pleasantville City Police officers discovered the body of Ahmad Molley, 28, of Pleasantville lying on the ground behind a home on the 200 block of Hendricks Avenue, according to a release issued by Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.

Molley suffered from a single gunshot wound, he said.

He was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional medical Center City Campus where doctors pronounced him dead, McClain said.

A 9-1-1 call to Pleasantville Police Dispatch reported shots fired at 9:48 p.m. in the area of Woodland Avenue and adjacent to Hendricks Avenue, McClain said.

Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded is investigating.

Anyone with information should contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666 or the Pleasantville Police Department at (609) 641-6100.

Molley was released from state prison Feb. 10, 2011 after serving almost three years for a conviction on robbery charges that stemmed form a May 14, 2008 event, according to the New Jersey Department of Corrections website.

Hendricks Avenue is located adjacent to New Hope Community Park where the Coalition for a Safe Community held an anti-violence community cookout on Saturday, June 28. The cookout featured free food provided by members of the Pleasantville Fire Department and the coalition.

 


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