VENTNOR — A Burlington County man was arrested Thursday night and charged in a New Year’s Eve party shooting that left one man wounded.

Tamon R. Sykes, 23, of Willingboro, was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and unlawful possession of a weapon, police said.

Officers responded to the beach block of Vassar Square Avenue, near the border with Atlantic City, at 3:17 a.m. Jan. 1 for a report of shots fired, according to previous reports.

A 26-year-old man from Hillside, Union County, was attending a party at the residence when an argument ensued and shots were fired. It is unclear whether the man was involved in the argument.

The victim has not been identified but is hospitalized and recovering in stable condition, police said.

Sykes is being housed in the Atlantic County jail. No detention hearing date has been scheduled.

The Ventnor and Burlington City police departments, as well as the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, investigated.

Contact: 609-272-7241 Mbilinski@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressMollyB

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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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