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Man Wanted for July Assault with Shotgun Arrested with Handgun

For Immediate Release:  August 21, 2020


On August 20, 2020, the suspect in a July assault with a shotgun was arrested after attempting to assault an officer while in possession of a handgun.

On July 13, patrol officers responded to the first block of north Michigan Avenue for a report of a man assaulted.  The victim, 43, of Atlantic City, was struck in the head several times by a man with a shotgun.  The victim was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division for treatment.

Detective Ryan Kov began an investigation into the assault and located surveillance video of the vehicle the suspect was driving leaving the area.   

On August 20, Sergeant Garry Stowe saw the suspect vehicle at New York and Pacific Avenues.  He conducted a motor vehicle stop and began to speak with the driver, David Spinks.  Spinks exited the vehicle and attempted to assault Sergeant Stowe.  Spinks began to resist arrest and after other officers arrived to assist was taken into custody.  Sergeant Stowe located a loaded handgun in Spinks’ pocket. 


ARRESTED:  David Spinks, 61 of Northfield, NJ.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain person not to possess a weapon, aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and tampering with evidence. 

Spinks was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or anonymously text to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD. 


Alert sent on 08/21/2020 at 3:23PM EDT


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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