Saturday, January 18, 2014

Police Identify Atlantic City Man Who Died After Suffering from Multiple Gunshot Wounds

ATLANTIC CITY – An Atlantic City man who police discovered suffering from multiple gunshot wounds yesterday evening has died, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Friday, Jan. 17, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Atlantic City Police were alerted of shots fired by the City’s Shot Spotter gunfire detection software. Police responded to the scene near the intersection of Texas and Arctic Avenues and discovered a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim has been positively identified as 32- year-old Nelson Viera.

Viera was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. The victim’s next of kin have been notified.
An autopsy will be completed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office later today.
This homicide is under investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department. No arrests have yet been made.
Anyone with information pertaining to this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes at (609)-909-7666 or Atlantic City Police at (609)-347-5780.
No further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652- 1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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