Philadelphia Man Convicted for 2019 Fatal Shooting in Atlantic City
After a six-day trial last week, an Atlantic County jury convicted a man from Philadelphia for a fatal shooting in Atlantic City back in January 2019.
Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill says 39-year-old Avery Bracey was found guilty of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree felony murder, two counts of first-degree robbery, and other charges including witness tampering, terroristic threats, CDS, and a for a weapon.
Authorities say on the night of Friday, January 4, 2019, Atlantic City Police received a 911 call about a shooting at the Sunset Inn. From there, police took 21-year-old Ky’Lee Haynes of Atlantic City to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Campus where he was pronounced dead.
According to Shill's office,
Investigators subsequently responded to a Shotspotter call in the area of North Florida Ave and located a male matching the description of the suspect from the previous shooting at Sunset Inn. The suspect, Avery Bracey, 36, was arrested by Atlantic City Police SWAT Team members and a firearm was located on his person. The investigation continued when a victim walked into AtlantiCare Medical Center City Campus Trauma Center with a gunshot wound to the leg and reported the injury was sustained on Florida Avenue. Bracey has been identified as the shooter in that crime as well.
Bracey is scheduled to be sentenced on October 19th.