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 Twitter @AvalonZoppo

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Load comments