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Man Arrested After Walking into Medical Center with Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound and Drugs

For Immediate Release:  August 12, 2020


On August 12, 2020 at 5:34 am, patrol officers responded to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division after Christopher Diantonio walked into the emergency room suffering from a gunshot wound.  Hospital staff turned over 45 bags of heroin and a small amount of marijuana to officers after locating the drugs on Diantonio while he was being treated. 

An investigation conducted by detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit determined that Diantonio shot himself while inside a motel room at the Quality Inn located in the 3100 block of Pacific Avenue.  Diantonio was taken into custody at the medical center.


ARRESTED:  Christopher Diantonio, 18, of Wildwood Crest, NJ.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon and two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Upon being discharged, Diantonio will be remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


The investigation is being led by the Violent Crimes Unit.  Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 609-347-5766.  Information can be text to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.  All texts are anonymous.


Alert sent on 08/12/2020 at 5:12PM EDT


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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