Suspect arrested with ghost gun in Atlantic City

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – On December 16, 2021, information from a citizen led to the arrest of a man in possession of a ghost gun.

At 4:54 PM, Sergeant Charles Stuart and Detective Darrin Lorady of the Special Investigations Section located Alexander Boynes walking in the 1500 block of Caspian Avenue. Detective Alberto Valles had received information that Boynes was in possession of a handgun. After being stopped by the detectives, Boynes was arrested after a loaded ghost gun was found in his waistband. The gun contained an extended magazine.

Ghost guns are firearms that can be bought online and assembled at home. They do not contain serial numbers and are untraceable.

ARRESTED: Alexander Boynes, 23, of Ventnor City, NJ.

CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of a ghost gun, possession of prohibited ammunition, and possession of a high capacity magazine.

Boynes was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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Anyone with information about the distribution of narcotics or weapons possession is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.