An Atlantic City Police Officer likely saved a man's life this past weekend after the victim was stabbed in the chest and collapsed.

Officials say around 5:15 last Saturday evening, "Officer Joseph Kelly Jr., [with the Atlantic City Police Department] while on routine patrol, observed a male collapse in the street in the area of Hummock Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Officer Kelly Jr. quickly learned that the 23-year old male from Atlantic City had suffered a stab wound to his chest and was bleeding heavily."

The ACPD says the officer rendered lifesaving medical aid by applying a chest seal to a puncture wound.

While the victim was being treated, additional officers responded to the 1700 block of Logan Avenue, which is where the stabbing allegedly took place.

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There, cops found several people inside of a home, who all exited. One of the individuals, identified as 47-year-old Karahn Hinson of Atlantic City, was identified as the suspect and taken into custody without incident.

The unidentified victim was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division for treatment of a life-threatening stab wound.

Hinson has been charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and certain persons not possess a weapon. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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