Atlantic City Cops: ShotSpotter Alert Leads to Arrest, Gun Seized
Cops in Atlantic City say a man from Philadelphia was arrested in the city late Sunday night after they received a ShotSpotter alert.
The Atlantic City Police Department says at about 10:00 Sunday night, officers responded to the 100 block of North Morris Ave. in reference to a ShotSpotter alert that registered one shot being fired. Arriving officers were able to obtain a description of possible suspects from witnesses.
Police say the suspects were located several blocks away. They continue, "Upon attempting to stop the group, one man, Jameer James, initially began to walk away while grabbing his waistband before he began to run away. The officers chased James who threw a handgun to the ground which was recovered. The officers were able to apprehend James who was holding on to the handgun magazine and a shell casing."
The other individuals were released after questioning. No injuries were reported.
41-year-old Jameer James of Philadelphia was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a defaced firearm, obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest. James was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Police remind the public that charges are mere accusations and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.
Anyone with additional information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department's Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 347-5766. Information can be submitted via text message to tip411 (847411); begin the message with ACPD. All text messages are anonymous.