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Suspect Arrested in Shooting that Wounded One

For Immediate Release:  April 8, 2021


On April 7, 2021, an investigation by Violent Crimes Unit detectives led to the arrest of man responsible for shooting another man.

At 4:04 am, patrol officers responded to the first block of south Bellevue Avenue for a report of a man shot.  They located a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg that was bleeding heavily.  Officers Brandon Bower and Matthew Talavera began to provide medical aid to the victim, 21, of Atlantic City.  Officer Talavera applied a tourniquet to slow the bleeding down.  The victim was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.

Detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit began to investigate the incident.  They were alerted that a man, Ricky Hill 2nd, arrived at the Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ with a gunshot wound.  During the investigation, detectives determined that Hill was responsible for shooting the victim.  He was arrested at the medical center.


ARRESTED:  Ricky Hill 2nd, 36, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and certain person not to possess a weapon.

Hill was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.  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 04/08/2021 at 8:59AM EDT


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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