Shots Fired in Atlantic City, Philadelphia Woman Charged

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – A suspect in a Monday night shooting in Atlantic City has been arrested. Police here have announced the arrest of Tierra Barnes, 27, of Philadelphia.

According to police, at 5:21 pm, patrol officers responded to the area of Indiana and Pacific Avenues for a report of shots fired. Responding officers located evidence of gunfire, but did not locate a victim.

“Officers spoke with witnesses on scene and obtained information that a female was seen shooting at an unidentified male and then entering a tan colored minivan before leaving the area. With additional assistance from the Atlantic City Police Department Surveillance Center, a description of the vehicle involved in the shooting was transmitted citywide to patrol units,” police said. “At 5:42 pm, Detectives Chris Ivanov, Eric Evans and Chris Dodson, of the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigations Section located a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle involved in the shooting at the intersection of Tennessee and Arctic Avenues. A subsequent motor vehicle stop was conducted on the vehicle.”

During the course of the stop, various forms of CDS paraphernalia was observed in the vehicle. The ensuing investigation led to a search of the vehicle and the recovery of a 9MM semiautomatic handgun believed to have been used in the shooting. The handgun was found to be loaded with hollow point ammunition. The female driver, Tierra Barnes, was taken into custody without incident.