Authorities say a man from Atlantic City has pleaded guilty to attempted murder in connection to a shooting in the city in 2020.

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On Monday, 31-year-old Ibn Jones pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder and second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun by a certain person not to possess weapons, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.

Jones was charged in connection to a shooting that took place in Atlantic City on November 9, 2020, where one person was shot in the area of Baltic and Indiana Avenues.

As a result of the guilty plea, Jones faces concurrent sentences of,

  • Nine years in state prison with a five-year period of parole ineligibility for the weapon charge
  • Eight years for attempted murder; he must serve at least 85 percent of his term under the No Early Release Act
  • Once released, he will be under parole supervision for five years

Sentencing is scheduled for January 19th.

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