PLEASANTVILLE — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a city resident.

According to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, officers responded at around 12 a.m. Monday to the 1000 block of Iowa Avenue and located 30-year-old Jazmen Martin-Richardson suffering from a gunshot wound.

Medical personnel were unable to revive the victim and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation into the matter is active and ongoing, the prosecutor's office said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the prosecutor's office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666, or use  the prosecutor's office website to submit a tip.

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Over the past few years, state lawmakers have taken on the challenge of dealing with accused child predators among the ranks of teachers and educators.

In 2018, the so-called “pass the trash” law went into effect, requiring stricter New Jersey school background checks related to child abuse and sexual misconduct.

The follow individuals were arrested over the past several years. Some have been convicted and sentenced to prison, while others have accepted plea deals for probation.

Others cases are still pending, including some court delays amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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