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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

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

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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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