Sunday, March 1, 2015

Two Men Dead After Early Morning Shooting in Absecon

ABSECON – Two men died as a result of a shooting this morning at an Absecon Boulevard motel/hotel, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Today, March 1, 2015 at 4:58 a.m., in response to a 9-1-1 call, Absecon Police officers responded to the Red Roof Inn on East Absecon Boulevard.
Upon arrival, police found two men dead inside the hotel of apparent gunshot wounds. The victims have been identified as Diante Owen, 22, of Pleasantville, and Gerald Alvarez, 22, of Mays Landing.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene, and is investigating the deaths, with the Absecon Police Department.
Next-of-kin have been notified. Autopsies are pending.
Two other men arrived at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center—City Division Trauma Unit this morning with gunshot injuries. Detectives are investigating whether those victims are connected with the Absecon shooting.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666, or the Absecon Police Department at (609) 641-0667.

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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