Two Arrested Following ShotSpotter Alert in Atlantic City
Cops in Atlantic City a ShotSpotter alert early Monday morning led to the arrest of a man and woman and the recovery of a handgun.
The Atlantic City Police Department says at about 1:40 Monday morning, their officers responded to the 700 block of Ohio Avenue for a ShotSpotter alert.
Cops at the scene were told that two suspects, a man and woman, were at the back of a house. According to a press release, "Officers Juanita Harris and William Luengas-Gonzalez detained Samantha Johnson as she walked down an alleyway between two houses. Johnson was found to have a loaded handgun in her purse. Officers Robert Reynolds and Justice Martin arrested Sean Lowney in the rear of the residence."
An investigation revealed that Lowney became involved in a dispute when he fired one shot through the window of a storm door. Lowney then passed the gun off to Johnson.
29-year-old Sean Lowney of Atlantic City was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and certain person not to possess a weapon. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
20-year-old Samantha Johnson of Stockbridge, GA, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. She was released on a summons with a future court date.
Authorities remind the public that charges are accusations and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.