Atlantic City Police Arrest Two 17-Year-Olds For Shooting in the City
Atlantic City Police arrested two 17-year-old males in connection with a recent shooting in the city.
Officers responded to the 600 block of North Annapolis Avenue in reference to a ShotSpotter alert. The information received was that multiple rounds were fired. At the same time, police received several calls from residents indicating that there were three males dressed in dark clothing on bicycles that were shooting guns.
As additional information came in, the males were fleeing over the Peter Egnor Bridge onto Winchester Avenue where two were intercepted by police. One suspect, identified as a 17-year-old Atlantic City resident, was stopped at Providence and Winchester Avenues; as the officer ordered the male to stop, he threw a handgun to the ground and was taken into custody.
Another suspect continued to flee westbound on Winchester Avenue and was eventually stopped by another pair of officers at Boston Avenue. A handgun was recovered in the waistband of that 17-year-old.
A third male suspect was not captured.
Several spent shell casings were located in the area of the 600 block of North Annapolis Avenue. Forensic Investigators processed the shooting scene and collected the handguns. Police continue to investigate the incident.