MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic County Grand Jury has indicted two men on murder and weapons charges in the 2013 fatal shooting of 21 year-old William Clegg, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.
Abdul Bailey, 29, and 27 year-old Austin Clark of Bridgeton have been indicted on the following charges:
2. Conspiracy to commit murder
3. Unlawful possession of a handgun
4. Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose
Bailey was also indicted on the charge of Certain Persons not to Possess Weapons.
On Saturday May 4, 2013, at approximately 2:29 p.m., Atlantic City Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a shooting outside 501 North Indiana Ave., Atlantic City. Upon arrival, officers located William Clegg, of Atlantic City, with multiple gunshot wounds lying on the sidewalk in front of 501 North Indiana Ave., Atlantic City, NJ. Clegg was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus where he was pronounced deceased.
An investigation determined that Bailey and Clark lured Clegg outside the convenience store at 501 North Indiana Avenue. One individual waited for Clegg on the sidewalk; the other waited for him in the alleyway. As Clegg walked by, he was shot by the man waiting in the alley. Bailey was apprehended in Williamsport, PA, and Clark was also charged with the Murder of Clegg and was already in custody.
Bailey was taken into custody on Oct. 20, 2020, through the efforts of the Atlantic County Sherriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, the US Marshall Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, as well as US Marshall Service Middle Pennsylvania Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Rick McKelvey represents the state in this matter.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.