Suspect in New York Homicide Arrested in Atlantic City
Cops in Atlantic City say a man who was wanted for homicide in New York was arrested on Tuesday after a cooperative effort between law enforcement agencies.
According to the Atlantic City Police Department, 42-year-old Jameel Campbell of Bronx, NY, was wanted for his involvement in a homicide that occurred last September.
Bronx.com reports Campbell was being sought for the murder of 27-year-old Ezequiel Rivera. Their report says,
On Sunday, September 13, 2020, at approximately 0916 hours, police responded to a call of a male shot in front of 1760 Bruckner Boulevard, within the confines of the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx. Upon arrival, police observed a 27-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was transported to Jacobi Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The New York Daily News quoted a police source as saying the gunfire erupted after an argument over a woman.
A video posted by The Bronx Daily shows what happened (CAUTION: GRAPHIC VIDEO):
Officers with the DEA Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigations Section and SWAT Team located and arrested Campbell without incident.
Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson said in a statement, "This investigation is a true example of law enforcement working together at all levels to successfully arrest a very dangerous individual. During this operation all steps were taken to ensure the safety of the public, and because of the arrest of Jameel Campbell the community is much safer."
"We will continue to work together with all of our law enforcement partners to arrest those responsible for committing violent crimes,” said ACPD Interim Officer in Charge James Sarkos. "Through this teamwork, we were able to remove a violent individual from our streets and hopefully brought some closure to the victim’s family."
Campbell was charged with fugitive from justice and remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.