The public can play such an important role in helping law enforcement to solve major crimes.

Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill is asking right now for your help.

The ACPO Major Crimes Unit is seeking your direct assistance in identifying a witness to the homicide of a man in Pleasantville on the morning of Saturday, November November 13, 2021.

Can you identify this man?

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Once again. The Shot Spotter technology has helped law enforcement to learn about a weapon discharge almost instantly.

From the ACPO:

At 9:19 a.m., the Pleasantville Police Department received a shot spotter alert and 911 call in reference to a shooting incident at 914 N. Main Street.  When Pleasantville Police Officers arrived, they located Ivan Smith, 41, of Somers Point, laying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound. Medical personnel also responded to the scene and performed CPR, but they were unable to revive Smith.  Smith was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This is an active and cooperative investigation between the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and the Pleasantville Police Department.

The ACPO is asking anyone with information about this shooting or other serious crimes are asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 609-909-7666 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Website at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. 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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