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Atlantic City police arrested two men who were caught shoplifting at the Bass Pro Shop on Monday and in possessions of handguns.

ATLANTIC CITY — Officers arrested two city men with guns who were caught shoplifting Monday at Bass Pro Shops at The Walk, police said.

Marquis Harison, 21, and Kaleef Ardis, 20, were attempting to steal a handgun magazine and other items from the sporting goods store on Christopher Columbus Boulevard before officers Gabriel Chevere and Syed Shah arrived at the scene about 2:35 p.m, police said.

Harison began fighting the officers as they attempted to take him into custody, police said, and punched Chevere in the face. During the struggle, Harrison dropped a handgun. Ardis also had a handgun, police said.

Police said Harison’s gun was stolen from Pennsylvania and loaded with hollow-point ammunition.

Both men had active warrants out for their arrest and were charged with weapons offenses and contempt of court. Harison also was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property and shoplifting.

The two men are being held at the Atlantic County jail.

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