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Casino shooter appears in court

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man charged with gunning down a supervisor at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., made a brief appearance in a New Jersey courtroom.

Fifty-seven-year-old Mark Magee, of Norristown, Pa., is charged with murder and weapons offenses. He is being held on $1 million bail.

At his initial court appearance in Mays Landing, Magee spoke only to acknowledge that he understood the charges against him. The proceeding took less than three minutes. Prosecutors revealed nothing about a possible motive.

Fifty-five-year-old Raymond Kot was shot several times in the abdomen in an office just off the casino floor Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities say Magee used illegal hollow-nose bullets that are illegal in New Jersey.

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