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Gunshot alert leads to arrest of Philadelphia man in Atlantic City

Gunshot alert leads to arrest of Philadelphia man in Atlantic City


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ATLANTIC CITY — A Philadelphia man was arrested Sunday after allegedly firing a weapon and running from police, the department said Tuesday.

Officers Adrian Nunez-Santos and Brandon Bower responded to the 100 block of Morris Avenue after a gunshot was detected by the city’s gunshot-audio detection system, police said in a news release.

After obtaining a description of possible suspects, the officers located them several blocks away. One of the suspects, 41-year-old Jameer James, walked away from the group while grabbing his waistband as the officers approached them, police said. James then ran away and threw a handgun to the ground, which police recovered. When he was arrested, he was holding a handgun magazine and shell casing.

James was charged with with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a defaced firearm, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest, police said. He was taken to the Atlantic County jail.

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