Atlantic City Cops: Two 18-year-olds Arrested in Stolen Car With Loaded Gun
Cops in Atlantic City say two teens are in trouble with the law after they fled from a traffic stop in a stolen car with a loaded gun inside.
The Atlantic City Police Department says Isa Salamm and Khalif Chambers, both 18-years-old and both from Atlantic City, have been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, hindering apprehension, receiving stolen property, eluding, possession of hollow-point ammunition, possession of a large capacity magazine, and conspiracy.
According to authorities, at about 8:30 Monday night, ACPD Officers Ivaylo Ivanov and Wahab Malik were conducting patrol activities when they observed two vehicles drive through a red light at Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Baltic Avenue.
They attempted to stop both vehicles; one pulled over but the other sped away on Atlantic Avenue. The officers saw the vehicle turn the wrong way on Kentucky Avenue and lost sight of the vehicle, says a press release.
The account continues,
As the officers arrived at Kentucky Avenue the vehicle had been involved in a collision with another car on Arctic Avenue. The officers immediately requested EMS and the Atlantic City Fire Department. The officers rushed to the car to assist the occupants who were screaming for the officers to help. Officer Malik was able to get the back door open and the two occupants, Isa Salaam and Khalif Chambers, were helped from the vehicle. Both men were taken into custody.
Police say the vehicle was found to be stolen from Pleasantville and Salaam had an active warrant for his arrest. A loaded handgun with a high capacity drum magazine and ammunition was found in the vehicle. Both men initially provided fake names to police
Both Salamm and Chambers were taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
It was not determined who was driving at the time of the crash; neither has admitted to driving.
Both were transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.