Boyfriend Charged After Threatening Woman With Handgun in Atlantic City

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The Atlantic City Police Department recovered a gun and arrested a Newark man after he threatened his girlfriend with that gun during a domestic dispute, police say.

According to police, on Saturday at 12:19 PM, patrol officers responded to the beach block of Park Place for a report of a domestic dispute that was taking place inside a vehicle.

“The 911 caller also reported that the male suspect was in possession of a handgun and had threatened to use it against the victim. Officers arrived to find one of the parties involved, Nasir Sutton, standing in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle,” police reported. “The victim was located a short distance away. After speaking to the victim, Officers Michael Gunsser and William Palmer learned that Sutton threatened to assault her and shoot her in the head. A subsequent investigation led to the search of the vehicle where a handgun loaded with hollow point ammunition was located.”

Sutton was placed in custody without incident. The loaded handgun was later determined to be stolen out of the state of Georgia.ARRESTED: Nasir Sutton, 25, of Newark, NJ.


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Sutton was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.