A Mays Landing man shot this weekend in Atlantic City remains in critical condition, police said.
Joshua Cross, 24, was driven to the Regional Trauma Unit at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, city campus in Atlantic City, at about 9:30 Saturday night with a gunshot wound to the chest. The shooting was reported at 9:21 p.m. on the 1600 block of Adriatic Avenue, near Rosemont Place in Stanley Holmes Village.
The suspect fled south on a bike through the courtyard, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said. Five spent shell casings were recovered at the crime scene.
Two men at the scene drove Cross to the hospital before police arrived.
Cross also showed up at the hospital earlier this year with a gunshot wound to the arm. Police at the time said Cross walked into the city hospital about 1 a.m. April 18, less than an hour after Pleasantville police responded to a shots-fired call on the 700 block of Franklin Boulevard.
That shooting remains unsolved, Pleasantville Capt. Rocky Melendez said.
“There wasn’t much he gave us in that case,” he said of Cross, who also goes by Joshua Johnson. “He obviously did not want to relay who the bad guy was that shot him.”
At that time, Cross had been out of prison less than a month. He was released from the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility on March 27, after serving three years for receiving stolen property and dealing drugs. He previously served nearly six months in 2008 on drug charges.
His criminal record dates to at least 2003, when he was 15. He was sentenced to a year’s probation for aggravated assault after he pointed an imitation firearm at a person in Hamilton Township.
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Anyone with information about the Atlantic City shooting is asked to call the Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 609-347-5766. Information may also be called in anonymously to Atlantic County Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234.