ATLANTIC CITY — The Somers Point man accused of shooting and killing an employee of Zumiez at the Tanger Outlets The Walk was indicted on a charge of murder Wednesday.

Luis Maisonet, 55, of Crestmont Avenue, has been in custody since he was originally charged with murder in September after the Labor Day weekend shooting. A statement from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said Maisonet knowingly or purposely killed Christopher Romero, 26, of Absecon.

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On Sept. 1, police went to the outlets after multiple 911 calls. Investigators from police and the Prosecutor’s Office charged that Maisonet shot Romero inside Zumiez, left the store, pointed the gun at another person and then shot himself.

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Romero was pronounced dead at 12:47 p.m., while Maisonet was kept at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, in critical condition. He has since been taken to the Atlantic County jail, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.

In addition to first-degree murder, Maisonet was indicted on charges of aggravated assault for pointing a gun at another person, multiple weapons charges and receiving stolen property.

Bail for Maisonet has been set for $1 million cash with no 10 percent.


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