A man who had made threats to “shoot it out with police” was taken into custody without incident early this morning.
Victor Moore, 38, of Atlantic City, was wanted for a domestic violence incident involving a handgun, Lt. Ed Brady said.
Police received information from a source that Moore would be in the building at 300 Atlantic Ave., and set up a response, acting police Chief William Mazur said.
Patrol officers arrived led by Sgt. Frank Timek and began to secure the ground floor elevators and stairwells.
When Officers Rusty Bouffard, Joseph Donatucci and Ermindo Marsini saw Moore in a stairwell, they positioned themselves behind cover, trained their weapons on him and ordered him to surrender, according to the report.
“This was an extremely dangerous individual both to the community and to our police officers,” Mazur said, crediting interagency cooperation in taking the suspect safely custody.
Moore has an extensive criminal history and known affiliations to the Bloods gang, Mazur said.
“There was a tactical plan put together to take him in,” he said. “He was basically overwhelmed by a show of force. He had not choice but to give up.”
It was later found he also was wanted on additional warrants out of numerous jurisdictions, Brady said.
Moore is lodged in the Atlantic County Jail on $70,000 cash bail.