Fifteen Year Old Charged With Two Counts of Attempted Murder

ATLANTIC CITY: The Atlantic City Police Department announces an additional suspect has been charged in the shooting of two individuals that occurred in December of 2022.

An investigation conducted by detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit has identified a 15-year-old male juvenile as an additional suspect involved in the shooting resulting in the filing of criminal charges. The juvenile was already in custody and lodged at the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center for an unrelated handgun possession charge that occurred on January 30, 2023.

The criminal charges stem from a shooting that occurred on December 16, 2022. At 3:06 PM, patrol officers responded to the 400 block of north New Jersey Avenue in reference to reports of shots fired and a ShotSpotter alert. Officers arrived and located two shooting victims, a 25-year-old male and a 25-year-old female, both from Atlantic City. The victims were subsequently transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for treatment of injuries sustained in the shooting.

ARRESTED: A 15-year-old juvenile from Atlantic City.

CHARGES: Attempted murder (2 counts), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (2 counts), aggravated assault (2 counts), conspiracy to commit murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

The juvenile is currently housed at the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center. The public is reminded that charges are mere allegations, and the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 609-347-5766 or text information to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

Atlantic City PBA Local #24

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