Atlantic City man no longer suspect in casino stabbings, two remain wanted


One of three men announced as fugitives in a bloody melee at Harrah’s is no longer considered a suspect, police said.

Jamile Rivera, 29, was originally announced as one of four men charged in the stabbings that wounded three people.

Akbar Pearson, 33, of Camden, was wounded and also charged in the attacks. Three others were listed as fugitives.

But police announced Sunday that further investigation determined “Rivera is not wanted, and is not considered a suspect or fugitive at this time.”

No details on how the discrepancy happened were released and police did not immediately respond to requests for further comment.

Kamal Allen, 34, of Bridgeton, and Dante Braxton, 24, of Atlantic City, remain fugitives.

Braxton was in police custody just hours before the stabbings, when he was arrested in a drug case.

Allen was a member of the city’s anti-violence task force. He was fired after he was charged, Mayor Marty Small told BreakingAC.

BreakingAC recently wrote about One Neighborhood Evolution, which employs those who once caused trouble on the city’s streets to help curb the violence.