An Atlantic City man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy.
Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said in a statement Sunday morning that Rahsaad Norwood, 21, has been charged in the Thursday shooting near Baltic and Tennessee avenues that left the teen, who is also from Atlantic City, dead.
Norwood was charged with murder, unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, according to the statement.
“This was a senseless crime committed in broad daylight. A 21 year old killing a 17 year old has cost society two lives. The loss of human capital from unnecessary gun violence should have everyone in our community outraged,” Tyner said in a statement.
The prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit went to 141 N. Tennessee Ave. about 1 p.m. Thursday to investigate the shooting.
Norwood will have a first appearance in Atlantic County Superior Court on Monday, the statement said.
The investigation is a cooperative effort between the prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit and the city police.