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Investigation Leads to Arrest, Handgun Recovered

For Immediate Release: May 14, 2022

On May 13, 2022 members of the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigations Section conducted an investigation in the area of the Carver Hall Apartment complex. The investigation was a result of information detectives received concerning a male armed with a handgun. Detectives Eric Evans and Alberto Valles observed a male, a 17 year old juvenile, matching the description of the armed suspect. The detectives also observed the juvenile continually adjusting a bulge in his waistband. When the detectives approached the juvenile, he attempted to flee. During the ensuing foot chase, the detectives observed the male remove a handgun from his waist and hold it as he fled. The detectives ultimately apprehended the male after observing him discard the handgun.

The recovered handgun was found to have a high capacity magazine and was loaded with hollow point ammunition. Detectives also determined the handgun was a “Ghost Gun”, a firearm that lacks a serial number, rendering the weapon difficult to trace.

Arrested: A 17-year-old juvenile from Atlantic City.

Charges: Unlawful Possession of a weapon, possession of a ghost gun, possession of a high capacity magazine, possession of hollow point ammunition, resisting arrest, and obstruction.

The juvenile was remanded to the Harbor Fields Juvenile Detention Facility. All 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 05/14/2022 at 4:39PM EDT


Sergeant Paul Aristizabal


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