Sterling Spence

Sterling Spence, 21, was wounded in a shooting Sunday night, then taken into custody on a parole violation.

An Atlantic City man wounded in a shooting Sunday night was later taken into custody on a parole violation.

Police were called to Stanley Holmes Village at about 11:40 p.m. for reports of shots fired, when patrol units found a man shot in the 200 block of Robinson Avenue, Lt. Robert Campbell, who heads the city's Violent Crimes Unit.

Sterling Spence, 21, had a gunshot wound to his arm, and graze wounds to his chest and thigh, according to the report.

He told police he walking in the 1600 block of Mediterranean Avenue when someone began firing, Campbell said. When he was struck, Spence started running.

Spence was taken to the Trauma Unit at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's City Campus, where he was treated for non-lifethreatening injuries.

During the investigation, police found a warrant for his arrest on a parole violation, and he was placed in custody.

Spence served 21 months of a five-year sentence on gun possession, according to state Department of Corrections records. He was paroled in December.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police at 609-347-5766 or CrimeStoppers at 609-652-1234. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411) beginning the text with ACPD.

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