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Arrest Made In Fatal Atlantic City Hotel Shooting

Keshawn T. Faulkner Keshawn T. Faulkner
Keshawn T. Faulkner Photo Credit: Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office
The Madison Hotel The Madison Hotel
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A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with last week's fatal shooting in an Atlantic City hotel, authorities said.

Wayne Brown, 25, of Atlantic City was found dead of a gunshot wound on the 11th floor of the 24-floor Madison Hotel on Wednesday, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.

Keshawn T. Faulkner, of Atlantic City has been charged with Brown's murder as well as robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm, Tyner said on Sunday. Faulkner was taken into custody on Friday afternoon, processed and taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility, he said.

Authorities have not said what prompted the shooting. 

Police responding a 9-1-1 call found Brown at the hotel at 125 South Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.  with a gunshot at 11:45 a.m., Tyner said.

An investigation is continuing by the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office website at and fill out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. 

People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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