ATLANTIC CITY – Law enforcement is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Atlantic City on March 5, 2017, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton announced.
Atlantic City Police responded on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 9:57 p.m. to the 100 block of South Vermont Avenue, Atlantic City, for a 9-1-1 report of gunshots.
Atlantic City EMS personnel and AtlantiCare paramedics also responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, police found Kevin Couplin, 24, of, Atlantic City, the victim of a shooting. Couplin was pronounced dead at the scene. Next-of-kin were notified.
An autopsy by the New Jersey Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office performed today determined the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds, and manner of death: homicide.
Detectives of 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.