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Juvenile Arrested with Handgun After Fleeing from Police

For Immediate Release: July 13, 2022

On July 11, 2022 at 9:46 PM, police communications received information regarding a group of three males confronting a passerby in the 2900 block of Milano Terrace. One male from the group pulled a handgun from a backpack he was carrying and pointed it at the victim. The parties ultimately separate and continue on their separate ways without further incident. A description of the three males was broadcasted to patrol units.

At 9:53 PM, Officers Ivaylo Ivanov and Salvatore Marciante observed three males matching the description of the suspects in the first block of south Bellevue Avenue. Upon approaching the males, they began to run from the officers eastbound through an alleyway towards Florida Avenue. Officer Ivanov drove his patrol vehicle around to the first block of south Florida Avenue where Officer Marciante exited the vehicle and stopped two of the three males. Officer Ivanov also exited his vehicle and pursued the third male down the alley leading back to Bellevue Avenue. The male, a 16-year-old juvenile, was ultimately apprehended by Officer Ivanov and taken into custody without further incident. Officers located the backpack the juvenile was carrying a short distance away. Inside the backpack officers located a handgun. The recovered handgun was found to be loaded with hollow point ammunition. Officers also determined the handgun was a “Ghost Gun”, a firearm that lacks a serial number, rendering the weapon difficult to trace.

ARRESTED: a 16 year-old juvenile from Atlantic City.

CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose,  possession of a ghost gun, possession of hollow point bullets, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest.

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 Criminal Investigation Section at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.

Alert sent on 07/13/2022 at 3:58PM EDT


Sergeant Paul Aristizabal


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