16-Year-Old With Gun Arrested After Police Chase in Atlantic City

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Atlantic City police department patrol car-Atlantic City Police Department

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Police arrested a 16-year-old male who gave chase to officers through an alleyway after responding to a 911 call regarding an armed suspect pointing a gun at another person.

“At 9:46 PM, police communications received information regarding a group of three males confronting a passerby in the 2900 block of Milano Terrace,” the Atlantic City Police Department reported. “One male from the group pulled a handgun from a backpack he was carrying and pointed it at the victim. The parties ultimately separated and continued their separate ways without further incident. A description of the three males was broadcasted to patrol units.”

ABout 10 minutes later, Atlantic City police officers Ivaylo Ivanov and Salvatore Marciante observed three males matching the description of the suspects in the first block of South Bellevue Avenue.

“Upon approaching the males, they began to run from the officers eastbound through an alleyway towards Florida Avenue.” police reported. “Officer Ivanov drove his patrol vehicle around to the first block of South Florida Avenue, where Officer Marciante exited the vehicle and stopped two of the three males. Officer Ivanov also exited his vehicle and pursued the third male down the alley leading back to Bellevue Avenue.”
The male, a 16-year-old juvenile, was ultimately apprehended by Officer Ivanov and taken into custody without further incident. Officers located the backpack the juvenile was carrying a short distance away. Inside the backpack, officers located a handgun. The recovered handgun was found to be loaded with hollow point ammunition. Officers also determined the handgun was a “Ghost Gun”, a firearm that lacks a serial number, rendering the weapon difficult to trace.

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