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Teen charged with killing teen in Atlantic City

1-13-14

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A 14-year-old in Atlantic City accused of gunning down a 13-year-old near a school has been placed in a juvenile detention center.

Jerome Ford turned himself in at his lawyer’s office.

Ford is charged with murder in the shooting of Angel Mercado-Santiago.

The seventh-grader had left Pennsylvania Avenue School when there was an altercation and authorities say Ford shot the boy in the chest and abdomen on Wednesday. A 15-year-old was wounded in the leg.

Ford’s lawyer, Joseph Swift, tells The Press of Atlantic City after a complete investigation, it will be clear it was not murder.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com