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Man Arrested with Loaded Handgun, Drugs

For Immediate Release: February 11, 2022

On February 8, 2022, Officers working a traffic detail arrested an Atlantic City man for possession of a loaded handgun and cocaine.

At 9:17 AM, Detectives Anthony Abrams and Jaimee Moore were working a traffic detail at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Atlantic Avenues when Detective Abrams noticed Jamil Hunter walk past him westbound on Atlantic Avenue near a Walgreens Pharmacy. As Hunter approached the Walgreens Pharmacy, Detective Abrams observed Hunter discard an object from his pocket determined to be cocaine. Hunter continued walking and entered the Walgreens Pharmacy. Detectives Abrams and Moore followed Hunter inside Walgreens to advise him he was under arrest for possession of cocaine and to place him in custody. Once contact was made, Hunter attempted to flee and began to resist the detectives resulting in a struggle to place him into custody. During the struggle, Detective Moore noticed the butt of a handgun protruding from Hunter’s waistband. She quickly removed the handgun from Hunter's waistband before the detectives were able to place him in custody. The handgun was found to be fully loaded.

ARRESTED: Jamil Hunter, 33, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain persons not to possess a weapon, resisting arrest, obstruction, possession of CDS, and aggravated assault on a police officer.

Hunter 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 Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.

Alert sent on 02/11/2022 at 11:03AM EST


Sergeant Paul Aristizabal


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