ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Two attentive Atlantic City Police Department officers arrested 19-year-old Ivan Tinitigan after spotting his vehicle in the area of Dover and Ventnor Avenues on Monday.
Officers Bayron Zelaya-Chaves and Ivan Cruz, observed a vehicle parked at the corner and recognized it to be the one driven by Tinitigan, who was wanted for a shooting on January 13th.
As they neared the vehicle, they spotted the fugitive in the passenger seat. Tinitigan was arrested without incident.
A second man wanted for the shooting, Eliu Mejiatried to flee police, running to the back of a nearby store. He was also arrested. Police later learned Mejia stashed a gun inside a toilet tank in the store’s bathroom.
On January 13, the two men allegedly were involved in the shooting a 20-year-old man in the area of 3900 Ventnor Avenue.