Man Arrested Following Foot Pursuit and Handgun Recovered


Man Arrested, Handgun Recovered Following Foot Pursuit
For Immediate Release: April 2, 2023

ATLANTIC CITY: On March 31, 2023, officers from the Atlantic City Police Department’s Patrol Division arrested a man armed with a handgun after a brief foot chase.

At approximately 5:15 PM, Officers Adrian Nunez-Santos and Riley Flynn were patrolling the area of the 500 block of north South Carolina Avenue when they observed Michael Aybar-Fernandez standing in front of an apartment building and attempted to stop him as part of a criminal investigation. Upon seeing the officers, Aybar-Fernandez immediately retreated into the apartment building.

Shortly after, officers were alerted that Aybar-Fernandez had exited the rear of the building through an apartment window. Officers Julian Monsalve and Atiqul Islam observed Aybar-Fernandez walking in the rear of the apartment building and attempted to stop him. Aybar-Fernandez began to run, and a brief foot pursuit ensued. As officers gave chase, they observed Aybar-Fernandez throw a handgun onto the rooftop of a maintenance building. Aybar-Fernandez was ultimately apprehended a short distance away and was placed in custody without further incident. Officers subsequently located and recovered the loaded handgun that was fitted with a high-capacity magazine and hollow point bullets on the roof of the maintenance building.

ARRESTED: Michael Aybar-Fernandez, 23, from Atlantic City.

CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow point ammunition, possession of a high-capacity magazine, resisting arrest, and obstruction.

Aybar-Fernandez was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. The public is reminded that all charges are mere allegations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.
Atlantic City PBA Local #24

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