ATLANTIC CITY – Law enforcement is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Atlantic City last night, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton announced.
Atlantic City Police responded on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 9:57 p.m. to the 100 block of South Vermont Avenue, Atlantic City, for a 9-1-1 report of gunshots.
Atlantic City EMS personnel and AtlantiCare paramedics also responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, police found Kevin Couplin, 24, of, Atlantic City, the victim of a shooting. Couplin was pronounced dead at the scene. Next-of-kin were notified.
An autopsy by the New Jersey Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office performed today determined the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds, and manner of death: homicide.
Detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department continue the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666. Witnesses may also contact the Atlantic City Police Department Investigations Division at (609)-347-5766.