Atlantic City Police Capture Man with Gun Using Boardwalk Security Surveillance Center

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Five years ago, Atlantic City began to implement its boardwalk video surveillance center, a network of cameras remotely monitored by the Atlantic City Police Department. On Saturday, that network helped police capture a suspect who brandished a handgun on the boardwalk during an altercation.

According to police, at 4:10 AM personnel from the Atlantic City Police Department Surveillance Center, observed two groups of individuals in an altercation in the area of California Avenue and the Boardwalk.

“During the altercation, Surveillance Center personnel observed a male in one of the groups brandish a handgun and point it in the direction of the other group. The groups parted and went their separate ways. Surveillance Center personnel tracked the group with the male in possession of the handgun, eastbound on the boardwalk and alerted patrol officers. The group eventually exited the boardwalk at Arkansas Avenue,” police said.

According to a police report, officers Sean Pettit and Julian Cuellar responded to the area and located the group in the beach block of Arkansas Avenue approaching Pacific Avenue. K9 Officer Michael Braxton, and his K9 partner Ryker, arrived as backup and assisted in stopping the males.

“A male in the group, Jahlil Walker, matched the description of the suspect that brandished the handgun. Walker was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun fitted with a high capacity magazine and various pills. He was taken into custody without incident. Officers also determined the handgun was a “Ghost Gun”, a firearm that lacks a serial number rendering the weapon difficult to trace,” police reported.

Jahlil Walker, 22, of Vineland was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a ‘ghost gun’, possession of a high capacity magazine, and possession of CDS.