A couple who claimed two men barged into their Atlantic City apartment and shot the woman were lying, police said.

Saboor Dennis, 22, has been charged with tampering with evidence and causing a false public alarm for reporting that his girlfriend had been shot in the shoulder and he was assaulted Thursday night, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said.

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After an investigation by Detective Joe Iacovone, police found the woman’s wound was self-inflicted. Dennis discarded the gun near the apartment, but it has not been found. Discarded bullets were found in a nearby trash bin, McMenamin said.

The 19-year-old female’s name is being withheld because she was not charged.

Dennis was processed and released on a summons.

Lynda Cohen

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