Shooting Suspect, Brooklyn Man Arrested and Charged in Atlantic City Boardwalk Shooting

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Atlantic City, NJ- The Atlantic City police department has announced the arrest of a Brooklyn man who was wanted for a shooting that took place on August 30th in Atlantic City on the boardwalk.

“The Atlantic City Police Department announces the arrest of a suspect involved in a shooting that occurred on August 28, 2022. An investigation conducted by detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit led to the identification of the suspect resulting in charges being filed,” Police Department said in a statement today.

According to police, on August 30, at 11:41 PM, Officers Troy Grams and Kevin McGloin observed a male matching the description of the shooting suspect in the 2900 block of the boardwalk.

“Officers Grams and McGloin approached the male, Neil Henry, and made contact with him. As the officers spoke to Henry he became agitated and began to walk away. The officers attempted to stop Henry but he refused their orders and a struggle ensued,” Atlantic City Police Department said in a statement. “During the struggle a satchel Henry was carrying fell from his person and onto the boardwalk. Henry was ultimately placed in custody by the officers. The satchel Henry dropped during the struggle was found to contain a 40-caliber handgun believed to have been used in the shooting. In addition to the charges filed by the officers, detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit filed charges against Henry for the shooting.”

Police arrested Neil Henry, 30, of Brooklyn, New York for unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, aggravated assault (2 counts), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and resisting arrest (2 counts).

Henry was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility Facility.