Atlantic City police officer recovering after stabbing

An Atlantic City police officer is recovering after being stabbed.

Police in Atlantic City were called to the 600 block of North Kentucky Avenue Friday about 6:30 p.m. on the report of a hit and run accident with injuries.

Authorities say during the investigation of the accident, an uninvolved man, 32-year-old Timothy Deal, approached the accident scene and stabbed an Atlantic City Police officer, without provocation.

Investigators say that officer shot Deal.

The officer was taken to AtlantiCare Medical Center and was placed in stable condition.

Deal was pronounced dead at AtlantiCare Medical Center.

Investigators say this is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7800 or, after hours, 609-909-7200.