Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Police Involved Shooting in Atlantic City Investigated by Prosecutors Office; Suspect Dead

ATLANTIC CITY – A response by Atlantic City Police shortly before 1 p.m. today to reports of multiple gunshots resulted in the fatal shooting of an Atlantic City man by police, said Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit was immediately notified by the Atlantic City Police Department of an officer-involved shooting, and responded to the scene to investigate.
Preliminary investigation has determined the following:

On Sept. 9, 2014 at 12:56 p.m. Atlantic City Police received a ShotSpotter system alert of multiple gunshots detected, and received confirming 9-1-1 calls reporting shots fired. Police responded to the area of Route 30 and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Upon arrival, police encountered a male later identified as Shawn Brown, 20, of Atlantic City. During the subsequent confrontation, officers shot Brown, who was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center—City Campus for treatment, and pronounced dead at the hospital. Next-of-kin have been notified.
Preliminary investigation indicates that three (3) Atlantic City Police Department detectives in plain clothes were involved in the confrontation with Brown, and that Brown was armed with a handgun. A semi-automatic handgun was recovered from the scene.
At the present time, detectives from the ACPO Major Crimes Unit are interviewing witnesses, processing the scene, and collecting any existing video of the confrontation.
An autopsy by the NJ State Medical Examiner’s Office is scheduled for tomorrow.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office independently investigates all police-involved shootings in the County, as mandated by New Jersey Attorney General Directive. Pursuant to policy, the Atlantic City Police Department is not involved in the investigation.

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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