A 33-year-old man was indicted on Tuesday for the deadly shooting that had occurred in the vicinity of Johnny Rockets restaurant at Bally’s Casino on Atlantic City’s boardwalk in March.
Jahlil Boston of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, is believed to have shot Eric Wynn, 34, of Atlantic City, on March 18, which resulted in Wynn’s demise at the scene.
Boston was charged with additional offenses, including illegal possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of suspected cocaine, possession with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute in a public zone, possession of a weapon while in the course of possessing a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of a large capacity ammunition magazine, and possession of a firearm by a person previously convicted of a predicate offense.
Police reported that they apprehended Boston while he had a firearm and suspected crack cocaine in his possession. He was booked into the Atlantic County jail, where he remains in custody until this week.
It is uncertain why the two men were in the area of the casino at the time.
Nine Arrests, 55 Illegal Gaming Machines Seized
Nine suspects were detained and 55 gambling machines were confiscated after police conducted searches of six different illegal gambling operations in Pomona, California, on Wednesday.
Cash, suspected drugs, and the gambling machines were seized during the searches, which were approved by the court. The machines were later destroyed by officials.
The locations that were raided included: 877 E. Phillips Blvd.; 1090 S. Garey Ave.; 1649 E. Mission Blvd.; Suite B, 854 E. Mission Blvd.; 540 E. Foothill Blvd.; and 570 W. Holt Ave. The identities of the suspects have not been disclosed by the Pomona Police Department.
Laredo Gambling Raid Leads To $40K, 79 Eight-Liners
A 25-year-old man was arrested this month after the Laredo Police Department searched an arcade, which resulted in the discovery of $40,846 in cash and 79 eight-liners in November.
Giovani Isidoro Avalos, who was identified as the floor attendant at Grand Power Amusement, was charged on April 12 with alleged promotion of gambling. The eight-liners were seized by authorities.
An eight-liner is a type of slot machine where the player wins if a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row of objects line up.
The investigation into the arcade was launched in October after it was reported that cash payouts were being made to customers, which is illegal in Laredo. Subsequently, two undercover officers were sent to the arcade, which led to a court-approved raid on November 17.
Avalos was among the five workers that were present when the search was conducted, and it was later revealed that he was earning $400 a week from his job.