Gunman Arrested in July Shooting in Atlantic City

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – An investigation conducted by detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit led to the identification and arrest of a suspect wanted for a shooting.

On September 14, 2022, Officer Latray Butcher was working a fixed traffic post at the intersection of Texas and Atlantic Avenues when he observed Wesley Briscoe walking eastbound on Atlantic Avenue. Officer Butcher recognized Briscoe as a male that was wanted for a July shooting and broadcasted Briscoe’s direction to responding units via police radio. With assistance from Surveillance Center personnel, Briscoe was tracked to the first block of south Missouri Avenue where he was stopped by Lieutenant Kevin Fair, Sergeant Mohammad Kaiser, and Officer Marquez Jones. Briscoe was subsequently taken into custody without incident.

The criminal charges stem from a shooting that occurred On July 9, 2022. At 1:02 AM, patrol officers responded to the boardwalk at Montpelier Avenue for a report of a male shot. Officers arrived and located a victim with gunshot wounds. The victim, 21, of Atlantic City, was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for treatment of his injuries.

ARRESTED: Wesley Briscoe, 19, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES: Attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

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Briscoe was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. The public is reminded that charges are mere allegations and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 609-347-5766. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

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