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EHT police to hold meeting with Zion Park residents after fatal shooting, attempted robbery

EHT police to hold meeting with Zion Park residents after fatal shooting, attempted robbery

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Egg Harbor Township

Caution tape surrounds the Vermont Avenue home where 24-year-old Arty Barrera III was found shot dead Jan. 2 in Egg Harbor Township.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — After a fatal shooting and an attempted robbery in the Zion Park section of the township, police announced a meeting next week to address residents’ concerns.

The meeting, scheduled for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, will be held at the Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Drive, according to a post on the Police Department’s Facebook page. Members of the department will address neighborhood and community concerns.

Arturo “Arty” Barrera III, 24, was fatally shot Jan. 2 in his home in the 100 block of Vermont Avenue. Authorities said it appears to be an isolated incident, but no arrests have been made.

Last week, his family offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Meanwhile, on Jan. 22, police asked the public to help identify a man involved in an attempted robbery nearby.

— Molly Bilinski

Contact: 609-272-7241

mbilinski@pressofac.com

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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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