Atlantic County Prosecutor Will Reynolds has confirmed that an Absecon, New Jersey man has been indicted regarding a shooting that took place at the Absecon Dollar General store.

The incident in question occurred on May 24, 2022 at 9:35 a.m. at the Dollar General store, located in Absecon New Jersey.

Jalial Whitted, 38 has been indicted by an Atlantic County Grand Jury of the following:

• Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, a crime of the 2nd Degree.
• Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, A crime of the 2nd Degree.
• Certain Persons not to Possess a Firearm, a crime of the 2nd Degree.

Reynolds also confirmed that If Whitted is convicted of his various 2nd degree charges, he will face up to 10 years in state prison.

This is Jalial Whitted:

Jalial Whitted - Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Jalial Whitted - Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.
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Dollar General store video confirmed that Whitted possessed a gun. Law-enforcement also confirmed that Whitteddischarged his gun at least one time inside the Dollar General store.

During the incident, Whitted suffered gunshot wounds from police officers who responded to the incident.

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According to Reynolds, “As per New Jersey Attorney General Guidelines, the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) was notified on the day of incident. The DCJ has designated the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office as the Independent Investigative Unit for the shooting with the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity & Accountability acting as the Independent Supervisory Reviewer,” said Reynolds.

Reynolds also confirmed that, “Assistant Prosecutor Elizabeth White represented the State in this matter and that the investigation was a cooperative effort by the Absecon Police Department, Pleasantville Police Department, and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office,” said Reynolds.

Reynolds is asking anyone with information, to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/forms/tips- crime-reporting/

You can also anonymously report information to Crime Stoppers at (609) 652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/

SOURCE: Atlantic County Prosecutor Will Reynolds.

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