ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a woman over the weekend following what officials call a neighborhood dispute, authorities said.
Police in Atlantic City were called shortly before 11:30 a.m. Saturday about a person with a gunshot wound. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Marketa Thorpe was taken to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Search For Missing 13-Year-Old Jalen Maxwell In Philadelphia Intensifying
An autopsy Sunday concluded that she died of a gunshot wound to the torso, and the death was ruled a homicide, Atlantic County prosecutors said.READ MORE: COVID In Delaware: Gov. Carney Says State Expecting Shipment Of 8,000 Doses Of J&J Vaccine After FDA Approval
Maximo Santiago, 69, was apprehended by city police soon after the shooting, authorities said. Prosecutor Damon Tyner said Sunday that Santiago had been charged with first-degree murder and weapons counts.
Santiago was taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility and was awaiting a detention hearing; it’s unclear whether he has an attorney and a listed number in his name couldn’t be found Sunday. Authorities haven’t released details about the dispute that allegedly preceded the shooting.MORE NEWS: Two More Teens Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Forrest Keys, UArizona Student Gunned Down In Campus Parking Garage
(©Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)