An Egg Harbor City man has been charged in the fatal shooting which occurred early this morning in the 1900 block of the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
Jahlil Boston, 34, has been charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Possession of CDS (suspected cocaine), Possession of CDS With the Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS With the Intent to Distribute While in a Public Zone, Possession of a Weapon While in the Course of Possessing CDS With the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Large Capacity Ammunition Magazine and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Previously Convicted of a Predicate Offense.
On March 18, 2023, at approximately 1:55 a.m., the Atlantic City Police Department responded to a report of a male gunshot victim in the area of the 1900 block of the Atlantic City boardwalk.
The male was subsequently pronounced deceased and has been identified as Eric Wynn, 34, of Atlantic City. An immediate response by the Atlantic City Police Department and ACHILES Surveillance Center followed.
Due to the quick work of Ret. Officer Steuber and Officers Imbrenda and Peters, Boston was apprehended within minutes of the shooting in possession of a loaded semi-automatic firearm.
The investigation further revealed that Boston and the victim were acquainted with each other, and this shooting was not a random act of violence.
This investigation is ongoing and led by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and The Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit. Boston will be lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending his first court appearance.
Anyone with information about this shooting, or other serious crimes, is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 609-909-7666 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Website at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.
People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/.
Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.
*Post updated 3/18/2023 at 4:11 p.m.