MAYS LANDING – An 18 year-old man who was 16 at the time of the fatal shooting of Sunil Edla near his Ventnor home will be tried as an adult for murder, carjacking, robbery and weapons charges, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced recently.
Angelo Delgado, now 18, is charged with first degree murder, felony murder, robbery, carjacking, and unlawful possession of a handgun and possession for an unlawful purpose. He is currently housed at Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center in Egg Harbor City,
According to the prosecutor, Ventnor City Police Department received a 911 call 8:04 p.m. Nov. 15, 2018 reporting a man down in the area of 8 N. Nashville Ave. Police arrived and located the deceased victim, Edla, 61, on the sidewalk near his home with suspected gunshot wounds.
Edla’s vehicle, a 2002 Subaru Forester, was missing from the scene. The vehicle was subsequently found by Atlantic City Police Officers in the 1600-block of Sewell Avenue in Atlantic City.
Further investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Ventnor City Police Department and the Atlantic City Police Department led to the identification and arrest of Delgado, then 16 years old, on the morning of Nov. 16, 2018. The Atlantic City SWAT team arrested him without incident at approximately 10:18 a.m., in the 1500-block of Sewell Avenue.
An autopsy was performed by Dr. Peter Mazari of the New Jersey Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death homicide.
Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Robinson represents the state in the matter