Armed Teen Arrested After Police Chase in Atlantic City, NJ
A 19-year-old man from Atlantic City is facing a list of charges following a police foot chase Thursday afternoon.
The Atlantic City Police Department reports their detectives were conducting an investigation in the area of New York and Mediterranean Avenues after they received information about a man with a gun.
Soon after, Detectives Eric Evans, Christopher Dodson and Alberto Valles observed a male, Zaim Wall, matching the description of the suspect walking southbound on New York Avenue towards Sewell Avenue.
As police approached Wall, he allegedly fled and detectives saw him discard a gun. Eventually, he was apprehended without incident.
Search incident to arrest revealed Wall was also in possession of a digital scale, which is commonly used to weigh narcotics before distribution. The discarded handgun was loaded and determined to be defaced.
Wall has been charged with,
- Unlawful possession of a weapon
- Possession of a defaced firearm
- Resisting arrest
- Possession of CDS paraphernalia
He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Anyone with information about this incident or the distribution of drugs in the city is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department at (609) 347-5858.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.