MAYS LANDING — Two Atlantic City men have been indicted on murder and weapons charges in the August 2017 fatal shooting of Deshawn Dawkins, Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced Friday.

A grand jury charged Bashawn Whitted-Scott, 25, and Brian Richardson, 26, with murder, armed robbery, possession of a handgun for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a handgun and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Richardson also was indicted on a charge of possession of a handgun by a convicted person.

Dawkins, 27, was shot and killed Aug. 27 in the first block of South Virginia Avenue during the course of the robbery, Tyner said.

Whitted-Scott is in custody in the Atlantic County jail, while Richardson remains at large.

— Lauren Carroll

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