Two Atlantic City teens were arrested after a ShotSpotter alert led to the recovery of a gun and ammunition, police said.
The audio gunshot-detection system alerted police to shots fired just after 3 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of Maryland Avenue, Lt. Kevin Fair said Wednesday.
Two suspects were seen running into a residence on the 800 block, where police surrounded the residence and called for those inside to come out, according to the report.
Saalih Davis, 19, came out a short time later, Fair said.
As officers were taking him into custody, a 15-year-old girl ran out of the door, and ran from police, trying to hide in a dumpster, Fair said.
She was taken into custody, and police allegedly found a loaded handgun inside the dumpster.
Davis was in possession of ammunition, Fair said.
The girl was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and obstruction of justice. She is being held at the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center.
Davis was charged with failure to possess a firearms identification card. He was taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Atlantic City police at 609-347-5766. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411), beginning the text with ACPD.
Note: The Atlantic County Justice Facility no longer provides mugshots to the media, citing the Atlantic County prosecutor’s order. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office says it’s part of the Attorney General’s Guidelines. There is no such guideline, according to the Attorney General’s Office, but they have told these offices for years that they should not release any photos that appear to be mugshots.