Atlantic City police

ATLANTIC CITY — An investigation into reports of gunfire Wednesday led to the arrest of five people and the recovery of a handgun, heroin and cocaine, police said.

Officers went to a residential apartment building on South Iowa Avenue after to reports of gunfire. They began going door to door and the investigation led to an apartment that contained a possible suspect.

Police said Primitivio Garcia and Dionisio Torres, both of Atlantic City, and a 16-year-old were arrested after detectives located a loaded handgun and 100 bags of heroin.

The investigation then led detectives to a room at the Econo Lodge Beach and Boardwalk in the 3000 block of Pacific Avenue. Kyree Dunkerson and Jonathan Lopez were arrested after detectives located 2,450 bags of heroin, 10 grams of cocaine and packaging materials for the narcotics, police said.

Garcia, 56, Torres, 21, and the juvenile were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, police said.

Dunkerson, 24, and Lopez, 27, both of Atlantic City, were charged with two counts each of possession of a CDS and one count of possession of CDS paraphernalia.

Police said Garcia and Torres were remanded to the Atlantic County jail, while the juvenile was sent to the Harborfields Detention Facility. Lopez and Dunkerson were released on summonses with a future court date.

Contact: 609-272-7258 MReil@pressofac.com Twitter @acpressmaxreil

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