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Charges for Alleged Bicyclist Killer



    Charges for Alleged Bicyclist Killer
    The shooting happened at Stanley Holmes Apartments in Atlantic City.

    Murder charges have been filed against an Atlantic City man accused of taking part in a gunfight last year that led to the death of a bicyclist who happened to be riding in the area.
    Atlantic County prosecutors say 24-year-old Rodney Smiley also faces conspiracy and weapons charges stemming from the Sept. 6 shootout in Atlantic City. His bail was set at $1 million cash, and he faces a possible life sentence if he's convicted.

      Prosecutors say 59-year-old Jose Ortiz had just left his mother's home when he unknowingly rode his bike into a shootout involving "multiple individuals.'' He made it to his brother's home a short distance away, but soon collapsed from a gunshot wound to the side.
    Smiley is currently serving a state prison term for weapons possession.