Lawrence Township Man Killed In Shooting In Atlantic City

March 19, 2023

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — The Atlantic County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit and Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit are cooperatively investigating the fatal shooting of a man late Thursday evening.

On Thursday, March 16, 2023, at approximately 10:40 pm, the Atlantic City Police Department responded to reports of a shooting on the unit block south Texas Avenue. Officers located a male identified as Jamar Square (29 years old) of Lawrence Township, NJ, suffering from gunshot wounds. Square was transported by medical personnel to AtlantiCare Medical Center, City Division where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.

Anyone with information involving this incident is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609- 909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office website at 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/ Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.”

According to a Rider News October 20, 2011 article a Jamar Square then 18 years old was a reported intruder on the TCNJ campus and was charged with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and credit card theft, as a result of incidents reported at TCNJ.

You can read the Rider News article here.

According to an October 18, 2016 article by Homicide Watch Trenton. On Jan. 30, 2012, Jamar Square was involved in a shooting homicide in Trenton on Route 29. According to the article Square was initially charged with murder along with three others Romero, Mitchell and Marks. A grand jury ended up only indicting him on gun charges.

“Square had also caught charges in three other cases. He faced counts of robbery, terroristic threats, burglary and theft in those cases – for allegedly holding up residents in his hometown of Lawrence and also targeting College of New Jersey students.”

You can read the Homicide Watch Trenton Article here.

Victim of the Atlantic City Shooting Jamar Square