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Officers Hear Gunshots, Arrest Fleeing Suspect, One Man Wounded in Shooting

For Immediate Release:  October 17, 2021


On October 16, 2021, patrol officers responded to the sound of gunshots and arrested a man fleeing the area who had just shot a man. 

At 1:47 PM, Officers Jeffrey Hannon and Daniel Arra were on patrol when they heard gunfire.  They immediately headed towards the direction of the gunfire and encountered Joshua Ford who was fleeing the area with a handgun.  The officers began to chase Ford who failed to stop.  During the chase, Ford discarded the handgun which was later recovered.  The officers apprehended Ford and he was taken into custody without further incident. 

A vehicle arrived at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, with a gunshot victim.  The victim, 27, of Pleasantville, sustained non-life threatening injuries. 

An investigation by detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit revealed that Ford fired multiple gunshots at the vehicle in the 1600 block of Caspian Avenue.  The vehicle had multiple occupants that included the shooting victim and two infants.   


ARRESTED:  Joshua Ford, 21, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, child endangerment, resisting arrest, and obstruction of justice.

Ford was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


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 10/17/2021 at 12:21PM EDT


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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