Two Teens Arrested, Two Guns Recovered in Atlantic City
Two teenagers have been arrested and two guns were recovered following an investigation into shots being fired in Atlantic City Tuesday afternoon.
Cops say around 5:00, ACPD officers responded to the unit south block of Elberon Avenue for a report of gunshots. While responding, two detectives were alerted to possible suspects running from the area. As officers approached, two men were detained and one fled with officers in pursuit. The fleeing male, who is 17-years-old, jumped over a fence, removed a gun from his waistband, and threw it into grass before being arrested, according to cops. A police K9 was able to recover the gun.
Officers responding to Elberon Avenue located evidence of gunfire that included shell casings. The caliber of shell casings differed from that of the gun that was recovered. A further investigation led to the search of a residence which resulted in the recovery of a rifle and a 14-year-old being arrested.
The 17-year-old male from Atlantic City was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and obstruction of justice.
The 14-year-old male from Atlantic City was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Both were remanded to the Harborfields Detention Facility.
This investigation is still ongoing by the Street Crimes Unit. Anyone with information is urged to contact police at (609) 347-5766.