ATLANTIC CITY – Law enforcement is investigating the shooting death early yesterday morning of an Atlantic City teenager, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton announced.
Atlantic City Police responded on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 12:49 a.m., to the 1400 block of Magellan Avenue, Atlantic City, in response to several 9-1-1 calls, reporting that a male had been shot. Atlantic City EMS, AtlanticCare paramedics, and detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit also responded.
Upon arrival, police found a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center—City Campus, where he was later pronounced dead by Dr. Reece Alkire at 1:21 a.m.
An autopsy performed yesterday determined cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the head, and the manner of death: homicide.
Next-of-kin have been notified. The victim’s identity is not being released at this time.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department continue the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666. Witnesses may also contact the Atlantic City Police Department Investigations Division at (609)-347-5766.
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 http://www.acpo.org/tips.html 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 http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.