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Juvenile Arrested with Handgun

For Immediate Release:  November 10, 2021


On November 9, 2021, a juvenile male was arrested and a handgun recovered after a 9-1-1 call from a concerned citizen.

At 5:21 PM, patrol officers responded to the 400 block of New York Avenue for a report of a group of males making a music video next to the New York Avenue School.  The 9-1-1 caller described two males that appeared to be in possession of a handgun.  As officers arrived into the area, the males began to flee. 

Detectives Christopher Dodson and Eric Evans located a 17-year old leaving the area.  As the detectives exited their vehicle, they approached the male and gave him verbal commands.  The male admitted that he had a handgun in his waistband.  The male was arrested without incident and found to be in possession of handgun loaded with 21 rounds of ammunition.   


ARRESTED:  A 17-year old male from Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point ammunition, and possession of a large capacity magazine. 

The male was remanded to the Harborfields Detention Facility.  Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.


Anyone with information about the illegal weapons possession or distribution of narcotics is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.


Alert sent on 11/10/2021 at 9:52AM EST


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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