Atlantic City Police Department

ATLANTIC CITY — A 15-year-old was arrested and charged with attempted murder Wednesday night after allegedly shooting a teenager over the weekend.

At 11:50 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the 1000 block of Arctic Avenue after receiving an alert from the city’s gunshot-audio detection system, ShotSpotter, police said in a news release.

A 16-year-old, who has not been identified, was found shot, police said, and was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, with serious injuries.

Detectives charged a 15-year-old suspect, who has also not been identified.

The teen, who is also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, turned himself in Wednesday at the Public Safety Building, police said. He was remanded to the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center in Egg Harbor City.

This is the 12th shooting in the resort so far this year, according to The Press of Atlantic City’s records.

Contact: 609-272-7241 Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Load comments