Suspects Identified In Atlantic City Carjacking, Murder
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) – A robbery and carjacking at the Trump Taj Mahal parking garage in Atlantic City Sunday morning has left one woman injured and a man dead, according to authorities. On Tuesday, police released the identities of those responsible and issued arrest warrants.
With the help of tip calls, authorities were able to identify the three men responsible for the carjacking and shooting. (see related story)
Phillip L. Byrd, 20, Eric S. Darden, 20, and Raheem D. Simmons, 18, of Camden have each been charged with felony murder, murder, weapons offenses, carjacking, kidnapping, theft and robbery.
Early Sunday morning, Atlantic City Police responded to a 9-1-1 call for help in an alley way near the 500 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. Upon their arrival, police discovered the body of 28-year-old Sunil Rattu of Old Bridge, New Jersey.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that Rattu had been shot twice in the head.
The female victim, 24-year-old Radha Ghetia of Parlin, New Jersey, suffered a gunshot wound in her upper body, police said. She survived, though the extent of her injuries is unknown at this time.
Police are looking for a 2003 Gray Saturn Ion with New Jersey license plate: UTN 66U
Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7899.