Altercation in Atlantic City Leads to Two Shot, One Arrested
Cops in Atlantic City say a man was arrested after shooting another man during an altercation which also led to him being shot.
The Atlantic City Police Department says at about 12:30 early Thursday morning officers responded to the 300 block of North Carolina Avenue for a ShotSpotter alert.
Once on scene, cops found 47-year-old Edmund Williams of Atlantic City suffering from a gunshot wound a block away on Pennsylvania Avenue.
A second man, only identified as 49-years-old and also from Atlantic City, was driven to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division.
Williams was also taken to the medical center. Both men sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to authorities.
During the initial investigation, officers received information that a suspect may have fled into a residence on South Carolina Avenue. Atlantic City Police Department SWAT personnel were summoned to the scene. After a period of time, officers made contact with the residents inside several locations. As a precaution, two local schools, New York Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, as well as the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City, were put on lockdown during these searches.
A continuing investigation by detectives of the [ACPD] Violent Crimes Unit led to charges being filed against Williams. Detectives learned that Williams and the victim were involved in an altercation when Williams shot the victim. The victim and Williams fought over the handgun when a second shot was fired striking Williams. The victim was not charged in this incident.
Williams was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. As of Thursday evening, he was under police guard at the medical center.