70-year-old charged with murder in Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING – A 70-year-old man is charged with murder in the 2020 fatal shooting of 32-year-old Marketa E. Thorpe of Atlantic City, following a neighborhood dispute, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

On Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, Atlantic City Police received a 911 call at approximately 11:24 a.m., in reference to a victim with a gunshot wound at 1507 Belfield Avenue, Atlantic City. Thorpe was located and transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, City Division where she was pronounced deceased. An autopsy was conducted on Sunday, September 13, 2020, and the results determined Thorpe’s cause of death to be a gunshot wound of the torso and the manner of death to be homicide.

Shortly after the shooting of Thorpe, Maximo Santiago was apprehended by Atlantic City Police officers and he was taken into custody.

Santiago is lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Robinson represents the state in this matter.

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