Atlantic City, N.J. Officer shot, 1 suspect dead, multiple suspects wanted

Authorities from multiple agencies responded before 3:30 a.m. to a report of an officer shot outside Caesar’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino

An Atlantic City, N.J. Police officer was shot when responding to criminal activity outside Caesar’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. The officer was shot as he exited his vehicle to investigate.

Officers returned fire striking one suspect as others fled in different directions. The suspect that was hit was found deceased about 1 ½ blocks away from the initial shooting.

Authorities are still searching for five (5) suspects or persons of interest at this time according to Diane Ruberton Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

The unnamed Officer that was struck by gunfire underwent emergency surgery and is listed as being in critical condition yet.

Multiple agencies are conducting a search for the suspects including g the Atlantic City Police, FBI, N.J. State Police, Pleasantville, Galloway, and Hammonton Police Departments.

The Atlantic City Police Department has posted the following to their official Facebook Page:

Please watch and share this video. If you know the males in this video please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-658-8477 or text anonymously to 274637. The NJ Cop Shot Program has offered a $20,000.00 reward for the arrest and conviction of other suspects.

 

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