It was a typical Saturday afternoon in the ocean resort of Atlantic City, NJ. The hustle and bustle of patrons and tourists filled the streets and businesses of the city.

As the day progressed an argument took place at the Poker Tables inside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort. The situation grew worse as the two men stepped outside into the parking garage.

Around 2:46 p.m. one of the men was stabbed, while the other was taken into Police custody, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and spokeswoman Madelaine Vitale.

The attacker, 57 year-old Vincente Perez, of Georgia, began the argument with the unnamed victim, says Vitale. The men left the casino floor and entered the valet parking area near the Virginia Avenue entrance.

Perez’s anger erupted into a violent attack resulting in the death of the other man. He was pronounced dead at the AtlantiCare Medical Center in Atlantic City at 4:05 p.m., Vitale said.

The victim’s name is being withheld until the notification of his family.

Perez was taken into custody by the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and could be charged with aggravated manslaughter and two weapons charges.

The autopsy is scheduled for today, said Vitale.

For further details please visit The Press of Atlantic City.

Tamika M. Murray blogs at PJ’s and A Movie and Stop and Stare Photos.

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