Presbyterian Avenue Atlantic City Crime Scene

Yellow police tape cordoned off Presbyterian Avenue in Atlantic City on Sunday afternoon, where 45-year-old Demond Tally was fatally shot Sunday morning.

An Atlantic City youth football coach was shot and killed Sunday morning, authorities said.

Demond Tally, 45, was found shot on Presbyterian Avenue at 5:13 a.m. on Sunday after police responded to gunshots detected by ShotSpotter, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Tally was taken to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division, where he was pronounced dead, the prosecutor’s office said.

Tally coached the Atlantic City Dolphins junior football team. Council President Marty Small told the Press that Tally was leaving his house and walking home when the shooting occurred. Small declined to comment further on the incident. Previous Press of Atlantic City articles identified Small as a longtime friend of Tally and both lived on Presbyterian Avenue, where the shooting occurred. Small did not respond to requests for comment.

He also was the father of 21-year-old Demond Cottman, who was fatally shot in a Hamilton Mall parking lot in 2016. No arrests were made in that Hamilton Township shooting.

Neighbor Matthew Evans, who lives in an apartment across Presbyterian Avenue, said a round of gunshots woke him up early Sunday morning. The street remained cordoned off with yellow police tape on Sunday afternoon.

“I thought it was fireworks,” Evans said. “It was about 10 or 11 shots.”

The Atlantic County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit is leading an investigation into the Sunday shooting. No further information on any potential suspect was provided.

Contact: 609-272-7258 azoppo@pressofac.com Twitter @AvalonZoppo

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