Two Teens Arrested in Connection to Christmas Day Shooting in Atlantic City
Two teenagers have been arrested in connection to a Christmas Day shooting in Atlantic City.
According to the Atlantic City Police Department, just after 9:15 Christmas Day night, officers responded to the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue for a report of a fight. As officers were responding, they received a ShotSpotter alert. Once on scene, cops found a 17-year-old man from Vineland suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Police say an investigation by detectives led to two suspects being identified. A flyer was spread department-wide and within four hours both males, one 15-year-old and the other 16, were in custody; both were located in the same block as the shooting.
A press release stated the 15-year-old suspect, when arrested, was also found to be in possession of cocaine.
The 16-year-old has been charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and conspiracy.
The 15-year-old was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, conspiracy, and possession of CDS
Both teens were remanded to Harborfields Detention Facility.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit at (609) 347-5766. Information can also be submitted via text message to tip411 (847411); begin the text with ACPD. All text messages are anonymous.