An 18-year-old Atlantic City resident is now facing charges in connection to a shooting that happened in the city this past summer.

Tuesday morning, the Atlantic City Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit concluded a nearly three month investigation into the shooting of a 17-year-old male that happened on August 30th in the 300 block of N. North Carolina Avenue. An investigation conducted by detectives led to criminal charges being filed against Tarik Jones.

Townsquare Media / Chris Coleman

Police say during their investigation, a search warrant was executed at Jones’s residence.  A shotgun and hollow-point ammunition was located during the search.  Jones’s father, Corey Hunter, and his brother, Cory Jones, were charged with the recovered items. They are not suspects in the shooting.

Tarik Jones has been charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and witness tampering. Jones was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility with bail set at $100,000.

21-year-old Cory Jones was charged with possession of hollow-point ammunition, issued a summons, and given a future court date.

47-year-old Corey Hunter was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and certain person not to possess a weapon. There was no information on Hunter’s bail at the time of the release.


SOURCE: Atlantic City Police Department press release

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