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Pleasantville man charged in Hard Rock shooting to appear in court Thursday

Pleasantville man charged in Hard Rock shooting to appear in court Thursday

MAYS LANDING — The Pleasantville man charged in a February shooting at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has been extradited from Georgia and is scheduled to appear in court this week.

Emery “Strawberry” Chapman, 39, charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, is scheduled to appear for a detention hearing 9 a.m. Thursday before Judge Jeffrey Waldman in Atlantic County Superior Court.

Atlantic City police put out a call for information about Chapman’s whereabouts two days after the Feb. 3 shooting, when a 25-year-old, also from Pleasantville, was shot.

At 5:13 a.m., officers arrived at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, for a man who walked in with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. The man was shot after getting in a fight with Chapman at Hard Rock.

Chapman, who was in possession of a handgun, was arrested Feb. 14 by members of the FBI Task Force in Atlanta, police said.

He was extradited to the Atlantic County jail Monday.

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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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