A Mays Landing man shot the same night as one homicide happened in Atlantic City has now been charged with murder in another.

Joshua Cross, 25, is charged with murder in the July 29 killing of Sedrick Lindo, 25, who was shot on on a Carver Hall stoop on N. South Carolina Avenue. A baby was nearby and was wounded from a bullet believed to have ricochetted off the ground.

Cross made his first appearance before Judge Bernard DeLury at the Atlantic County Criminal Complex in Mays Landing this afternoon.

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Cross looked around the courtroom as he entered, empty except for media, before looking down and answering each question from the judge with a "yes sir" or "no sir."

Cross heard the murder and conspiracy charges against him and requested a public defender.

Bail remained at $1 million full cash.

The entire hearing lasted less than five minutes.

Cross arrived at the hospital June 18 with two gunshot wounds. A short time before, Zachary Taylor, 19, of Mays Landing, had been fatally shot in the city's Westside.

Cross told police he was wounded in a separate incident, but was said to be uncooperative.

It remains unclear whether he is connected to that incident.

It was the second time in two months that he arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound. At about 1 a.m. April 18, he came to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's City Campus after he was shot in the left arm.

About an hour before, shots had been fired in Pleasantville. Police never confirmed whether the two incidents were related.

Cross has been in jail on unrelated traffic warrants, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said. He will be in court at 1:30 this afternoon to hear the charges against him.

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