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Laser beam leads Atlantic City police to juvenile and loaded gun

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A 15-year-old Pleasantville boy was arrested after a laser beam brought police to him.

Officer John Bell was in the 600 block of Kentucky Avenue at about 11:30 Tuesday night, when he saw a laser beam pointed at a residence, Lt. Kevin Fair said.

The officer approached a group, since it is common for firearms to be equipped with laser sights, Fair said.

A juvenile in the group then fled, dropping a handgun that Bell recovered, according to the report.

The gun was loaded and had a laser sight, Fair said.

The teen was arrested by Officer Cuong Sam in the 400 block of Haddon Avenue.

He is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a high-capacity magazine, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest.

The male was taken to the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center. His name is not being released due to his age.


Lynda Cohen

Lynda Cohen founded BreakingAC after working as a local newspaper reporter for more than two decades. She is an NJPA award-winner and was a Stories of Atlantic City fellow.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
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