ATLANTIC CITY — A Pleasantville man has been identified as the gunman who wounded two Cumberland County brothers when he shot into a crowd hours after Fourth of July celebrations on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
Andrew Miller, 19, who lives on the 300 block of Park Avenue, is wanted on three counts of attempted murder and other charges in the incident in which Stanley Lovett, 21, of Bridgeton and his 17-year-old brother from Vineland were wounded, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel said Tuesday. A third bullet missed another man - Dashon Lee, 22, of Vineland - but left a hole in his shirt.
Video from Bally’s Atlantic City shows several males walking off the Boardwalk ramp at Michigan Avenue just before 1 a.m. July 5. They are then stopped by another group. As a few appear like they are preparing to fight, a man in a black V-neck T-shirt breaks through the crowd, lifts his right arm and begins firing.
Housel said that man is believed to be Miller.
“We are considering him armed and dangerous, and so should the public,” Housel said.
With the help of Bally’s security and surveillance inside the casino, investigators were able to trace the suspect and a man with him at the time to an argument inside the casino. They also got better still shots of both men.
Housel released the video — and the photos — to the media July 7, asking for the public’s help looking for both men. Housel said Tuesday that the second man is not considered a suspect and likely will not be charged.
“We have no reason to believe that he was involved in any conspiracy,” Housel said.
Now he is looking for the public’s help again determining Miller’s location.
There are three warrants out for Miller’s arrest, including one for three counts of aggravated assault with a weapon, Housel said, adding that Miller also is charged with weapons offenses. Miller’s bail has been set at $1 million cash.
The prosecutor credited his Shooting Response Team, along with the help of Atlantic City police, with helping identify Miller. The team responds to all confirmed shooting incidents in the county in which someone is wounded.
Those incidents are up in Atlantic City by 35 percent this year, according to numbers the Prosecutor’s Office provided to The Press of Atlantic City last week, when shooting incidents in the city hit 50.
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Anyone with information about Miller is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800. Calls also can be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234.