Cops: Teen Suspect Killed In Police-Involved Shooting In Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) – A police-involved shooting in Atlantic City left an 18-year-old suspect dead Monday afternoon, according to authorities.
Police were called out to the Stanley Holmes Village Apartment Complex at about 2 p.m. after receiving reports of two armed black men in the area.
Police officers located the men, who reportedly attempted to run away after seeing the officers.
One of the men, a 24-year-old from Atlantic City, eventually complied with the officers’ commands and dropped his weapon. The other man, an 18-year-old, also from Atlantic City, allegedly disregarded the officers and fled on foot.
Police chased the suspect into the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, where one of the officers allegedly opened fire, wounding the 18-year-old.
The suspect was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where he was pronounced dead a short while later.
The 24-year-old suspect was taken into custody and charged with multiple weapons offenses, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. He was taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Bail was set at $100,000.
Authorities have not released the identities of both men at this time. The shooting remains under investigation.