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Two arrested in shooting of man in casino valet area

Eugene Storm, left, and George Walker are accused of shooting Xavier Smith after a fight inside a casino nightclub.

Two men have been arrested in the shooting of a man inside a casino valet area.
Xavier Smith, 25, was wounded in the shooting that started with a fight inside a club at The Quarter inside the Tropicana, police said.
The battle re-ignited in the south tower’s valet area just after 2:40 a.m., said Sgt. Joe Iacovone, of the city’s Violent Crimes Unit.
Police found shell casings at the scene, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.
Two videos  posted to the atlanticcitycrust Instagram page captured a wounded Smith lying on the ground near Pacific Avenue bleeding, and the resident behind the camera is heard flagging down a police officer for help.

Eugene Storm and George Walker were identified through surveillance video with help from casino security, Fair said.
Storm, 23, of Pennsylvania, was found on Albion Place by K-9 Officer Marinela Pali.
A handgun was found in Storm’s jacket, which he had discarded, according to the report.
Walker, 30, of New York, was arrested by Detectives Leah Giercyk and Juliann Schwenger after he returned to the scene.
The two were charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, along with weapons offenses, possession of hollowpoint ammunition and tampering with evidence.
They were taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $150,000 bail each.
Anyone with information should call 609-347-5766. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411) beginning the text with ACPD.

Erik Fischetti was on a cigarette break outside Atlantic City’s Tropicana early Sunday morning when a man came up to him, lifted up his shirt and said, “They shot me.” “Instinctually, I took my phone out and started recording,” he said. The two subsequent videos he posted to Instagram garnered atten

 

 

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