US Marshals helped capture an Atlantic City fugitive wanted in a fatal shooting from 2013, authorities said.
Abdul Bailey, 28, was nabbed in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, less than a week after Atlantic County's prosecutor made a public appeal for help locating the murder suspect.
Authorities warned anyone who had seen Abdul Bailey not to approach him: "Place yourself in a safe situation and notify local law enforcement as soon as possible," Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.
Now, Bailey is awaiting extradition back to New Jersey, Tyner said.
Bailey was wanted in the shooting death of 21-year-old William Clegg, also of Atlantic City, according to Tyner.
Bailey was taken into custody on Tuesday morning through the efforts of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, the US Marshall Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, as well as US Marshall Service Middle Pennsylvania Regional Fugitive Task Force, Tyner said.
Seven years ago, Atlantic City police found Clegg shot around 2:30 p.m. on May 4, 2013, outside a convenience store at 501 North Indiana Ave., authorities said.
Bailey and another man, 26-year-old Austin Clark of Bridgeton in Cumberland County, reportedly lured Clegg outside of a convenience store before he was gunned down, Tyner said.
One individual waited for Clegg on the sidewalk; the other waited for him in the alleyway, according to Tyner.
Clark also faces a murder charge and was in custody, Tyner said.
Anyone with information about the case can call the prosecutor’s office at 609-909-7800, visit ACPO.org or call CrimeStoppers anonymously at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477.
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