Police are investigating a shooting that wounded a teen in Atlantic City.
Officer Susan Johnson, who was off-duty, notified communications about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to say she heard shots fired, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said. A few minutes later, the ShotSpotter audio gunshot detection system alerted police to the area of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Marmora Avenue.
No crime scene was found, but Johnson called out a suspicious vehicle. A high-risk stop was made by Officers Scott Sendrick and Kevin Law. K-9 Officer James Miltenberger was called to the scene, and his partner, Boomer, an explosives-detection dog, located a revolver under the back seat.
Driver Andre Jackson, 21, along with passengers Kahree Nesbitt, 20, and Devon McClary, 18, each was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and are being held in the Atlantic County jail on $100,000 bail each.
Meanwhile, K-9 Officer Garry Stowe and his partner, Thor, began tracking a possible victim and found a 15-year-old male on the 1600 block of Wabash Avenue with a gunshot wound to his leg.
He was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus with his mother, according to the report. The victim confirmed he was shot near MLK Boulevard and lost a shoe while running from the gunfire.
The shoe was found on Marmora Avenue.
It was not clear whether any of the three charged are responsible for the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-347-5766 or Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411), beginning the text with ACPD.
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