donald capriotti

Donald Capriotti, 39, of Egg Harbor Township was wanted on an eluding warrant.

An Egg Harbor Township man shot along with a K-9 dog earlier this month apparently did not have a gun when he led police on a chase in West Atlantic City.

“No gun was found at the scene,” said Peter Aseltine, spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office, which is investigating the case.

Donald Capriotti, 40, was considered armed and dangerous, according a flier sent out to law enforcement before the shooting Nov. 7.

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He had pending charges that included a guns and drugs case, and a separate case in which he, his wife and another man allegedly assaulted a man in a township motel. The charges say they used a bat and gun to beat the man and also attacked him with a machete.

Capriotti remains hospitalized for the gunshot wounds he suffered during the chase. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one of count of eluding, with a bail of $500,000.

Who shot Capriotti is still under investigation by the Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team. Also shot that day was township K-9 Shooter, who has been released from the animal hospital and is recovering at home. He is not expected to return to duty with his partner, Lt. Michael Bordonaro.

“We are conducting a careful and thorough investigation to determine the facts regarding this shooting,” Aseltine said.

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Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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