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Investigation into Shooting Leads to Arrest, 4 Handguns Recovered

For Immediate Release:  October 17, 2022 

On October 14, 2022, a ShotSpotter alert led to the arrest of a male and the recovery of four handguns. 

At 11:30 PM, patrol officers responded to the intersection of Pennsylvania and Adriatic Avenues in reference to a ShotSpotter alert. Responding officers arrived to find evidence of gunfire and received a an update of a possible shooting victim at a residence in the 1000 block of Sewell Avenue. Officers subsequently located the male shooting victim, 19, of Atlantic City. The victim was transported by ambulance to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for treatment of injuries that are considered non-life-threatening.

Detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit and patrol officers were able to determine suspects involved in the shooting may have entered a residence in the 1100 block of Adriatic Avenue. Officers made contact with the occupants of the residence and detained three individuals for investigatory purposes. The ensuing investigation by detectives and officers led to a search of the residence and the recovery of four handguns, one of which is believed to have been used in the shooting. Additionally, one of the handguns recovered was determined to be stolen. Ultimately, Louis Stokes III, was arrested without incident and charged with the shooting. The two remaining detained individuals were released without charges.  

ARRESTED: Louis Stokes III, 25, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES: Attempted murder, aggravated assault (three counts), unlawful possession of a weapon (four counts), possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain persons not to possess weapons (four counts), tampering with physical evidence, and receiving stolen property. 

Stokes III was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. The public is reminded that charges are mere allegations and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with information about this shooting incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.  All texts are anonymous. 

Alert sent on 10/17/2022 at 7:18PM EDT


Sergeant Paul Aristizabal


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