Man Arrested in Connection to Hotel Homicide - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Man Arrested in Connection to Hotel Homicide



    Hotel Murder Leads to Police Raid

    A murder in a hotel room in South Jersey leads to a police raid at a home a few miles away. NBC10's Matt DeLucia reports. (Published Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013)

    A man was charged on Monday after police say he dropped a gun inside a hotel room near where another man was found dead on Sunday.

    The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says 21-year-old Kaneil Harris was shot and killed in the hallway of the Howard Johnson Inn, located on the 6000 block of the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township, Sunday morning.  According to officials, Harris died from a single gunshot wound.

    Later in the afternoon, police say they tracked down a suspect's car to a home on the 800 block of Broad Street in Pleasantville, New Jersey.

    NBC10 was there as the SWAT team surrounded that home.

    "As soon as everything started going down, they started pulling guns out, getting everybody out of the area," said Guy Bishop, of Pleasantville. "I heard him shouting commands, come out of the house with your hands up. If you don't come out, we're going to come in forcefully."

    Several men were taken into police custody, including George Neewilly, who police say lived at the Broad Street home. Neewilly, who just turned 23 on Monday, was charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun and fourth-degree aggravated assault with a firearm.

    According to police, after Harris was shot and killed, Neewilly discharged a handgun into a hotel room near where Harris' body was found.

    While Neewilly was charged with the aforementioned offenses, he has not been charged as Harris' shooter. He is currently being lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $150,000 full cash bail.

    The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, Egg Harbor Township Police and Pleasantville Police continue to investigate.

    If you have any information on Harris' death, please call Major Crimes at 609-909-7666.


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