MAYS LANDING — An Atlantic County grand jury returned a six-count indictment Tuesday against Leon Green, of Millville, for the murder of one male and the attempted murder of another male, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

The prosecutor’s office said Green, 27, was indicted on the following charges: First-degree attempted murder; third-degree aggravated assault / attempt to cause bodily injury with a deadly weapon; second-degree possession of a firearm for unlawful purposes; second-degree possession of a handgun without a permit; first-degree murder; and second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose.

On June 1, Atlantic City police officers responded to a call for a male who had been shot at the Fox Manor Hotel on Pacific Avenue. Upon arrival, they located Yusef Abdullah, 22, of Atlantic City, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, the prosecutor’s office said.

Upon further investigation, it was learned the intended target of the shooting had been James Waugh, 27, of Atlantic City. Waugh did not suffer an injury, but Abdullah died from his injuries nearly six weeks later on July 8, the prosecutor’s office said.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Atlantic City Police Department and the prosecutor’s office. Chief Assistant Prosecutor Danielle S. Buckley represents the state in the matter.

Salem County man charged in murder of Bridgeton girl held in jail: A Salem County man charged in the July 17 murder of 9-year-old Jennifer Trejo will be held in jail until trial, a superior court judge decided Wednesday.

Charles Gamble, 18, was remanded to Cumberland County jail after a detention hearing before Judge Cristen D’Arrigo.

Gamble, along with Zahmere McKoy, 19, of Atlantic Street, Michael L. Elliot, 25, of North Laurel Street and Leroy Frazier III, 20, of Irving Avenue, are charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and weapons offenses in the shooting, in which a stray bullet pierced Jennifer’s bedroom wall, fatally wounding her as she slept.

If convicted, all four men could face life in prison.

McKoy was also scheduled to appear before D’Arrigo on Wednesday morning, but that hearing was postponed to Tuesday.

— Press staff reports

Frazier consented to pretrial detention at a hearing two weeks ago, while D’Arrigo decided at a hearing last week to hold Elliot in jail until trial.

Gamble, Elliot and Frazier are all scheduled for a pre-indictment conference at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 before Judge Michael J. Silvanio.

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