ARMED ROBBERY AND WEAPONS CHARGES HANDED DOWN

Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel announced that he has authorized charges against a Pleasantville man for armed robbery and weapons offenses for his alleged role in a July 14 failed robbery of an off-duty corrections officer.

It is alleged that Shareed Harris, 20, of 59 North Main Street, and Richard Roe, 20, of Atlantic City, attempted to rob Corrections Officer Sean Czerwinski at the corner of Hampden Court and E. West Jersey Avenue in Pleasantville. Czerwinski, 25, a two-year veteran of the Atlantic County Department of Public Safety, allegedly shot Roe. Harris fled on foot and remains a fugitive. Police recovered a fully loaded .22- caliber firearm at  the scene.

At approximately 8:55 pm the night of the incident, Pleasantville Police received a 911 call from a citizen of shots fired. Police discovered Roe lying on the street. He was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later, Prosecutor Housel stated.

Prosecutor Housel warned that anyone who comes in contact with Harris should use caution and contact authorities immediately because Harris should be considered armed and dangerous.
The shooting remains under investigation.

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