Jul 28, 2014

Pleasantville Man Discovered Dead in Parking Lot Behind Bar

The body of Chikki Smith was discovered around midnight Monday night.

Pleasantville Man Discovered Dead in Parking Lot Behind Bar

Authorities have released the identity of a Pleasantville man discovered murdered behind a local bar Monday night, Dec. 3.

Chikki Smith, 33, of Pleasantville, was discovered dead in a parking lot behind Sam's Rialto Bar and Grill by Pleasantville Police just before midnight Monday night, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor James P. McClain said Tuesday morning, Dec. 4. He sustained several gunshot wounds, McClain said.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit also responded to the scene, McClain said. According to McClain, next of kin has already been notified.

No arrests have been made, McClain said.

The Major Crimes Unit and the Pleasantville Police Department are investing Smith's death, which has been ruled a homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at (609)-909-7666 or the Pleasantville Police Department at (609)-641-6100.

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