Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting of an Atlantic City man who crashed his car after being shot Dec. 1.
Reinaldo Rodriguez, 19, was arrested at about 6 a.m. Sunday at his home on the 1000 block of North Kentucky Avenue by members of the Atlantic City SWAT team.
Rodriguez is charged with attempted homicide in the shooting of Orkin Mitchell, 30, who was shot three times. Mitchell is in stable condition. Rodriguez was wounded in a shooting in September.
At that time he told police he was walking home talking on his cell phone when he heard a gunshot, and was struck in his mid-thigh. Police answering a call of shots fired at 10:43 a.m. found him in the area of Tennessee and Magellan avenues.
Police said he was uncooperative in that shooting, and no arrests have been made.
"The Atlantic City Police Department will continue to make these shooting investigations a top priority," Deputy Chief Henry White said. "We will continue to utilize all assets of our investigative division to solve these crimes and will utilize our SWAT team to apprehend these violent offenders."
Rodriguez also is charged with possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Police did not recover a weapon from the residence he shares with his mother, but did find ammunition, Lt. James Sarkos said.
A warrant was issued for Rodriguez following an investigation by the Atlantic City Detective Bureau led by Detective Charles Stuart.
Bail has been set at $1 million.