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Atlantic City officials to dedicate park to 10-year-old fatally shot at Pleasantville football game
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Atlantic City officials to dedicate park to 10-year-old fatally shot at Pleasantville football game


ATLANTIC CITY — City officials will dedicate a park Wednesday to Micah “Dew” Tennant, a young boy who was fatally shot in November during a Pleasantville High School football game.

On what would be Micah’s 11th birthday, Mayor Marty Small Sr. and other city officials will gather at 3 p.m. at the Maryland Avenue playground in the 800 block to name the park after Micah, according to a news release from the city.

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“We’re going to make that playground a place Dew could be proud of,” Small said during Micah’s funeral. “We’re going to make it a true community place.”

Micah was a fifth-grader at the Uptown Complex School.

Renovations planned for the park before the dedication included resurfaced basketball courts, a new playground area with a royal blue floor, new grills and tables and a splash pad, according to previous reports.

The Nov. 15 Pleasantville-Camden Central Jersey Group II high school football playoff game ended abruptly in the third quarter after gunshots rang out, killing Micah after he was struck in the neck and injuring two others. The shots caused players and spectators to run for safety while on-duty and retired law enforcement and fire officials ran forward to help.

So far, two men have been sentenced on charges in connection to the shooting and two others have had their charges dropped. Alvin Wyatt, 31, who is charged with murder in Micah’s killing, is set to appear in court next month, while Ibn Abdullah, who authorities said was Wyatt’s intended target, has a hearing next week.

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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