ATLANTIC CITY — A city man who was killed Monday evening had been acquitted of murder charges last year in a 2014 shooting death.

Police found the body of Alexsander Campbell, 25, just before 6 p.m. Monday on the 1100 block of Michigan Avenue, according to a news release from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

The Prosecutor’s Office, which could not be reached for comment, and city police are still investigating.

Campbell was charged with murder after a two-year investigation by the prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit and city police in the Dec. 22, 2014, death of Kenneth Sandoz, 22, of Absecon.

Sandoz died from multiple gunshot wounds and his body was found after police responded to the 1200 block of Adriatic Avenue for a report of shots fired.

Campbell’s is at least the second shooting death so far this year in the city.

Da’Quan Montague, 23, was fatally shot March 12 on North New Jersey Avenue. Howard Cassell, 30, has been charged in his death.

Cassell is in the Atlantic County jail and does not have any scheduled court appearances at this time.

According to the State Police Uniform Crime Report, the number of homicides in Atlantic City has decreased from last year.

From January through March of 2017, there were six murders, according to the report, with only one during that same time this year.

Overall, there were 13 murders in the city last year, according to the report, and a dozen the year before.

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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