Tuesday, July 7, 2015

One Dead After Police Involved Shooting; Body Found in Atlantic City Business

ATLANTIC CITY – A 9-1-1 response by Atlantic City Police this morning resulted in the fatal shooting of an Atlantic City man by police, and the subsequent discovery of the body of a man, found inside an Atlantic City business, the apparent victim of a fatal stabbing, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit was immediately notified by the Atlantic City Police Department, and responded to the scene to investigate.
Preliminary investigation has determined the following:
On July 7, 2015, just before 8:30 a.m., Atlantic City police responded to a 9-1-1 call to the Cedar Market at Adriatic and Pennsylvania Avenues. Upon arrival, police encountered a male outside. During the ensuing confrontation, the man was shot by police. He was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center—City Campus for treatment, and pronounced dead at the hospital.

Inside the Cedar Market, police found the body of a man, dead of apparent stab wounds.
The identities of both deceased men are being withheld.
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.
The two autopsies are scheduled to be performed by the NJ State Medical Examiner’s Office tomorrow.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office independently investigates all police-involved shootings and suspected homicides 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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