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Altercation Leads to Two Men Shot, One Arrested

For Immediate Release:  March 25, 2021


On March 25, 2021, a man was arrested after shooting a man during an altercation which also led to him being shot.

At 12:35 pm, patrol officers responded to the 300 block of North Carolina Avenue for a ShotSpotter alert.  Arriving officers located Edmund Williams suffering from a gunshot wound a block away on Pennsylvania Avenue.  A second man, 49, from Atlantic City, was driven to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division.  Williams was also transported to the medical center.  Both men sustained non-life threatening injuries.   

During the initial investigation, officers received information that a suspect may have fled into a residence on South Carolina Avenue.  Atlantic City Police Department SWAT personnel were summoned to the scene.  After a period of time, officers made contact with the residents inside several locations.  As a precaution, two local schools, New York Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, as well as the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City, were put on lockdown during these searches. 

A continuing investigation by detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit led to charges being filed against Williams.  Detectives learned that Williams and the victim were involved in an altercation when Williams shot the victim.  The victim and Williams fought over the handgun when a second shot was fired striking Williams.  The victim was not charged in this incident.


ARRESTED:  Edmund Williams, 47, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Williams is under police guard at the medical center.  Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.


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 03/25/2021 at 7:38PM EDT


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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