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Atlantic City man indicted in killing of 10-year-old at football game

The Atlantic City man accused of killing a Pleasantville boy at a high school football game has been indicted for murder, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Alvin Wyatt, 31, is accused of coming to the game focused on what the Atlantic County prosecutor called "petty vengeance."

But when he allegedly shot into the crowded stands on Nov. 15, it was a 10-year-old who was mortally wounded.

Micah Tennant, known to his loved ones as Dew, was at the playoff game watching his cousin's Pleasantville Greyhound's face-off against Camden. The 10-year-old boy who dreamed of becoming a DJ died 10 days later, never regaining consciousness. The alleged target, 27-year-old Ibn Abdullah, was wounded, along with a 15-year-old boy. Four other men, including Abdullah and Shahid Dixon, who is accused of FaceTiming Wyatt from the game to let him know Abdullah was there. Wyatt is also charged with two counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Wyatt remains in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

10-year-old shot at Pleasantville football game has died

The little boy who garnered the love and support of a community after being critically wounded in a shooting at a high school football game has died, the prosecutor announced Wednesday afternoon. Micah Tennant, 10, was a fighter, his mother has said as she kept friends and family posted on his condition from his bedside. But he succumbed to his injuries Wednesday, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. ... Read more...

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Micah Tennant always had a smile on his face and a determination beyond his years. “His energy was incredible,” said Altarik Gatti Wright, who lovingly referred to him as “Lil Head.” “You could tell he was destined to be someone great in this world.” But the little boy who dreamed of being a DJ had his life ended at 10, when what the prosecutor has called “petty vengeance” out of Atlantic City erupted in gunfire on the bleachers at the Pleasantville High School football field, where the fifth-grader was watching his cousin in the playoffs against Camden. Read more...

Video chat allegedly brought shooter to Pleasantville football game

A FaceTime chat brought a violent street beef to the crowded bleachers of a Pleasantville high school football game, an affidavit shows. Alvin Wyatt is charged with three counts of attempted murder in the Friday night shooting that left a 10-year-old critically wounded. But it was another man who alerted Wyatt that his intended target was at the game, the detective’s report shows. It was “petty vengeance” that sparked the shooting that targeted 27-year-old Ibn Abdullah, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner. Abdullah was also badly injured in the shooting. Read more...


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