December 11, 2022
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Atlantic City Police Department reports, that on December 6, 2022, a shooting investigation led to the quick arrest of a Trenton, NJ man and the recovery of a handgun.
At 7:06 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, in reference to a male that walked into the emergency room seeking treatment for a gunshot wound. The victim, 50, of Atlantic City, suffered a non-life-threatening injury as a result of being shot.
Responding patrol officers were able to determine the altercation originated at a residence in the 1600 block of Adriatic Avenue with the shooting occurring outside of the residence. Upon responding to the residence, Officers Jesse Oliver-Logan and Anthony Nastasi, witnessed a male on the front stoop of the home. The male, Anthony Matthews, observed the officers and immediately retreated back into the residence. A perimeter was quickly set up around the residence and a crisis negotiator was summoned to the scene.
Officer Franco Sydnor, a crisis negotiator, made contact with Matthews and soon learned that four young juveniles were also inside the residence with Matthews. Officer Sydnor persuaded Matthews to release the children to the safety of Officer Sydnor and additional officers that were stationed outside of the residence. Matthews was ultimately taken into custody by officers without incident.
The ensuing investigation led to a search of the residence where officers recovered a Ruger handgun believed to have been used in the shooting. Officers also located evidence of gunfire in the 300 block of North Kentucky Avenue.
ARRESTED: Anthony Matthews, 31, of Trenton, NJ.
CHARGES: Aggravated assault (two counts), unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and certain persons not to possess weapons.
Matthews was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. The public is reminded that charges are mere allegations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.
Anyone with information about this shooting incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.