TRENTON – Attorney General
Anne Milgram announced that a Pennsylvania
man was indicted today on murder and weapons
charges in the shooting of shift manager Raymond
Kot at the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic
City on May 27.
According to Division of Criminal
Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni, an
Atlantic County grand jury returned an indictment
charging Mark E. Magee, 57, of Norristown,
Pa., with murder (1st degree) in the death
of Kot, 57, of Egg Harbor Township. Magee
was also charged in the indictment with possession
of a gun for an unlawful purpose (2nd degree),
unlawful possession of a gun (3rd degree),
and possession of prohibited hollow point
bullets (4th degree).
The indictment was handed
up in Superior Court in Atlantic County, where
Magee will be ordered to appear for arraignment
at a later date. Magee is being held in the
Atlantic County Jail in lieu of $1,122,500
bail. Deputy Attorney General Yvonne Maher
presented the case to the grand jury for the
New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Major
Magee allegedly shot Kot inside
a card and dice room off of the casino floor
at the Taj Mahal at approximately 3:50 p.m.
on May 27. Magee allegedly fired three shots
from a five-shot .38 Special revolver loaded
with hollow point bullets, striking Kot in
the torso. Kot was taken by ambulance to Atlantic
City Medical Center, where he was pronounced
Magee was arrested outside
the casino shortly after the shooting by Atlantic
City Detectives Jaimee Moore and Kevin Fair.
They arrested him about 100 feet from the
entrance to the casino. They recovered the
gun, which Magee dropped when approached by
The indictment is merely an
accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent
until proven guilty.
The New Jersey State Police
investigated the shooting with assistance
from the Atlantic City Police Department.
The investigation was conducted for the New
Jersey State Police by members of the State
Police Casino Gaming Bureau, the State Police
Crime Scene South Unit, and the State Police
Major Crime Unit.