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Man charged in 2 Atlantic City shootings; 1 dead, 1 wounded

January 5, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man who allegedly shot and killed a man at an Atlantic City motel is also facing charges in a separate shooting that left another man wounded.

Atlantic County prosecutors say 36-year-old Avery Bracey faces numerous counts including murder, robbery, aggravated assault and weapons offenses. It wasn’t known Saturday if he’s retained an attorney.

Prosecutors say Bracey fatally shot 21-year-old Ky’Lee Haynes at the Sunset Inn around 8:40 p.m. Friday. The Atlantic City man was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later.

Atlantic City police responded to another shooting later Friday and found a man who matched the motel shooting suspect’s description. Authorities say Bracey had a gun on him when he was arrested.

The victim from the second shooting later went to a hospital seeking treatment for a leg wound.

Motives for both shootings remain under investigation.

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