Man charged in Atlantic City woman’s shooting death

Atlantic County prosecutors say 69-year-old Maximo Santiago was apprehended by city police soon after the shooting.

News 12 Staff

Sep 13, 2020, 7:25 PM

Updated 1,308 days ago

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Man charged in Atlantic City woman’s shooting death
A New Jersey man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a woman over the weekend following what officials call a neighborhood dispute, authorities said.
Police in Atlantic City were called shortly before 11:30 a.m. Saturday about a person with a gunshot wound.
Prosecutors say 32-year-old Marketa Thorpe was taken to Atlanticare Regional Medial Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Atlantic County prosecutors say 69-year-old Maximo Santiago was apprehended by city police soon after the shooting. Prosecutor Damon Tyner said Sunday that Santiago was charged with first-degree murder and weapons counts.
Santiago was taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility and was awaiting a detention hearing; it’s unclear whether he has an attorney and a listed number in his name couldn’t be found Sunday.
Authorities haven’t released details about the dispute that allegedly preceded the shooting.
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