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ATLANTIC CITY — A city man was charged Tuesday in the January killing of Steven Loughney.

Kevin D. Quince, 27, was arrested at a restaurant in Pleasantville after a nine-month investigation by police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, acting county Prosecutor Diane Ruberton said.

Quince killed Loughney, 28, in Loughney’s home on Metropolitan Avenue in a robbery, authorities said. Loughney’s body was found Jan. 3. An autopsy performed the next day determined he died from a shotgun wound to the right groin.

Quince was charged with murder, felony murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, third-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and fourth-degree conspiracy to unlawfully possess a shotgun. Quince was taken to the Atlantic County jail on $500,000 bail.

He faces 30 years to life in state prison on the murder charges.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information may call the county Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666. Witnesses may call the police Investigations Division at 609-347-5766.

— Steve Hughes

(609) 272-7090

Twitter: @acpress_hughes

Facebook: www.facebook.com/stevehughes080

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