Kenneth Creek Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder in Atlantic City Shooting

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Written By Lori Walker

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Kenneth Creek, who is 49 years old, was found guilty by a jury on Tuesday, June 11. He was convicted of first-degree murder, second-degree illegal possession of a handgun, and second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. Additionally, he was found guilty of second-degree charges for not being allowed to have firearms.

The incident happened on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, at the South Carolina Apartments complex on 1300 Baltic Avenue in Atlantic City. Jordan Eaddy, 31 years old, was discovered dead in the grass with two gunshot wounds by the police who arrived just after midnight.

During the trial, video evidence showed Creek shooting at Eaddy twice as Eaddy tried to run away. The medical examiner determined that one of the shots to Eaddy’s back caused his death.

Creek argued that he shot Eaddy in self-defense. However, after a seven-day trial, he was found guilty.

The prosecutors aimed for a sentence of 30 years to life in state prison for Creek, with his sentencing scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25.

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