ATLANTIC CITY (WTXF) - Police have arrested two Cumberland County men in connection to a shooting of an Atlantic City police officer.
Nineteen-year-old, Martell Chisholm of Millville, NJ, and 28-year-old, Demetrius Cross of Bridgeton, NJ have been charged with 2 counts of Attempted Murder, 3 counts of Robbery, and other charges. The third suspect, 25-year-old Jerome Damon of Camden, NJ was shot and killed during the shootout.
Officials say just after 2:30 a.m., two uniformed Atlantic City police officers on patrol observed a robbery in progress being committed near the Caesars Atlantic City parking garage on Arkansas Avenue. As the AC police officer exited the vehicle, he was shot and injured. The second police officer returned fire, hitting one suspect who fled the scene. The police officer was treated and taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Care, where he remains in critical condition.
Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Ruberton said, “These charges are the result of an unprecedented effort by law enforcement from local, county, state and federal agencies who worked tirelessly throughout the day to identify and locate the suspects. As per Attorney General directive, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office led the officer involved shooting investigation. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office along with the Atlantic City Police Department, the New Jersey State Police, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, the Atlantic City Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and law enforcement partners in Cumberland County, coordinated investigative efforts with assistance from the public to locate and apprehend the suspects.”