$1M bail for suspect in fatal AC casino carjacking

Phillip Byrd, Eric Darden and Raheem Simmons

September 21, 2011 11:34:45 AM PDT
A suspect in a deadly carjacking at an Atlantic City casino parking lot that left a man dead was ordered held Wednesday on $1 million bail on murder and other charges.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says police arrested 20-year-old Phillip Byrd at his home in Camden Tuesday night.

Prosecutor Ted Housel also says a stolen car that was connected to Byrd and two other suspects was found abandoned in another part of Camden.

Authorities claim Byrd, Eric Darden and Raheem Simmons stalked potential victims at two casinos before targeting 28-year-old Sunil Rattu and 24-year-old Radha Ghetia at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort garage on Sunday morning.

Rattu died from two gunshot wounds to the head. Ghetia is recovering from a gunshot wound.

The other suspects remain at large.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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