ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – A 17-year-old juvenile from Atlantic City has been arrested and charged with possession of a handgun, a ghost gun, with a high capacity magazine, and possession of hollow-point ammunition.
According to police, on Friday, members of the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigations Section conducted an investigation in the area of the Carver Hall Apartment complex.
“The investigation was a result of information detectives received concerning a male armed with a handgun. Detectives Eric Evans and Alberto Valles observed the male, a 17-year-old juvenile, matching the description of the armed suspect,” the ACPD said in a statement. “The detectives also observed the juvenile continually adjusting a bulge in his waistband. When the detectives approached the juvenile, he attempted to flee. During the ensuing foot chase, the detectives observed the male remove a handgun from his waist and hold it as he fled. The detectives ultimately apprehended the male after observing him discard the handgun.”
Police confirmed the recovered handgun was found to have a high-capacity magazine and was loaded with hollow-point ammunition. Detectives also determined the handgun was a “Ghost Gun”, a firearm that lacks a serial number, rendering the weapon difficult to trace.
The juvenile was remanded to the Harbor Fields Juvenile Detention Facility. All charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.