Atlantic City Police Department

ATLANTIC CITY — Two city teens were arrested Tuesday afternoon after police responded to a shots-fired call and recovered two guns.

About 4:50 p.m., officers responded to the first south block of Elberon Avenue for a report of gunshots, police said in a news release. There, Detectives Will Herrerias and Jefferson Rivera were told possible suspects were running from the scene on the first block of North Boston Avenue.

Officers detained two males, who were not identified by name or age, while a 17-year-old boy ran, jumping over a fence and removing a handgun from his waistband before he was arrested, police said.

K-9 Officer James Miltenberger and his partner, Mongo, found the loaded gun in the high grass, police said.

However, the shell casings found at Elberon Avenue were different from those of the handgun, police said. An investigation led to the search of a home where a rifle was recovered by Lt. Daniel Corcoran, and a 14-year-old boy was arrested.

Both teens, who have not been identified, were charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

The 17-year-old was also charged with resisting arrest and obstruction of justice, while the 14-year-old was also charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Both were housed in the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center in Egg Harbor City.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can call the police Criminal Investigations Sections at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411, 847411, beginning the text with ACPD.

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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.

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