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Two wounded in separate Atlantic City shootings overnight

Police are investigating two separate shootings that each wounded men hours apart in Atlantic City overnight Saturday. The first shooting happened just before 10:30 p.m. in the area of Arctic and New Jersey avenues, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. ShotSpotter, the city’s audio gunshot-detection system, registered eight rounds. People gathered at a cookout nearby rushed children inside a home, a witness tells BreakingAC. Orion Austin, 22, of the city, was found with a gunshot wound to
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Reward for information on who shot at Atlantic City first-responders

Atlantic City first-responders were getting ready to put the wounded man on a gurney when gunshots rang out again. This time, toward them. “Three or four shots rang out,” acting Atlantic City Fire Capt. Jamil Wilkins told BreakingAC. “It felt and sounded like they came right over our heads.” Police are now offering a $5,000 reward for helping find the suspect who shot at firefighters and EMTs as they tended to a gunshot victim July
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House, vehicles damaged in Pleasantville shooting

Pleasantville police are investigating after a home and several cars were damaged by gunfire overnight. Shots were heard in the 600 block of Adams Avenue just before 1:30 a.m., Capt. Matt Hartman said. Officers arrived to find damage to a residence and multiple vehicles on the property also had been struck. The department’s Violent Crimes Unit is investigating. An initial check of area hospitals found no one wounded in the incident. Anyone with information is
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Man detained for allegedly shooting at driver in Atlantic City

A man accused of shooting at a car as it drove an Atlantic City street was ordered detained pending trial Wednesday. Colton Seldon, 30, is accused of a shooting at a 55-year-old man — identified in court only as J.V. — last week in the 3100 block of Fairmount Avenue. The man told police Seldon was walking when he pointed the gun and fired. The ShotSpotter audio gunshot-detection system registered the shots and shell casings
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Atlantic City man arrested in shooting

An Atlantic City man was arrested just hours after allegedly shooting a man early Friday morning. Marcelino Martinez, 27, was shot around 4 a.m. in the beach block of Tennessee Avenue and driven to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Camus, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Robert Creek, 37, of Atlantic City, was arrested a few hours later, and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon
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Atlantic City man arrested in March shooting

A man wanted in an Atlantic City shooting was arrested this week after allegedly threatening and robbing a witness. Bryan Miranda, 23, has been wanted in the March 31 shooting of 39-year-old Luis Torres. Detective Steve Melchiore recently found out that Miranda was in Atlantic City,and an alert was sent out to all officers with his description. Officers monitoring the Boardwalk surveillance cameras saw Miranda at Texas and Pacific avenues on Wednesday. Officers Ed Obert
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Pleasantville police investigating shooting that wounded man

A Pleasantville man was wounded in an early morning shooting Wednesday. Denzell Davenport, 24, was found shot at 301 W. Delilah Road at about 1:15 a.m., Capt. Matt Hartman said. Davenport was taken to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus with a gunshot wound to the foot, Hartman said. The department’s Violent Crimes Unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call police 609-641-6100.
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Alleged expressway shooter ordered detained until trial

An Atlantic City man charged with four counts of attempted murder while already jailed on a similar charge was denied release Monday. Superior Court Judge Michael Blee found there was no amount of bail or restrictions that would make it safe to release Devan Leggette. The 21-year-old man is accused of wounding four people — including a teenager — during a shootout on the Atlantic City Expressway last year. He was just charged with attempted
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Two arrested in robberies that led to shooting in Atlantic City

Two men have been arrested in connection with a June 14 shooting that wounded a man. Raheem Miller, 24, was shot in the incident that began with a robbery inside the Taco Bell/Kentucky Fried Chicken in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue, police said. Ladell Mayers was arrested at the time with a stolen handgun but police said at the time he was not the shooter. An investigation led by the city’s Violent Crimes Unit found
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Pleasantville man charged in wounding four in expressway shooting

A Pleasantville man has been charged with four counts of attempted murder in a shootout between two cars on the Atlantic City Expressway last year. Devan Leggette, 21, was allegedly driving a black Dodge Ram pickup truck, and was exchanging gunfire with a white Ford Expedition. A witness was heading east near milepost 11.2 when he heard gunshots and looked up to see smoke coming from the Dodge Ram, according to the charges. The Dodge
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