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ACPO Special Crimes Investigating Shooting of Four People Sunday in Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING-(Nov. 4, 2020)-- An Atlantic County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit investigation into the shootings of 4 individuals Sunday morning in Atlantic City is continuing, one victim has died and another has life-threatening injuries, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

On Sunday, November 1, 2020, at approximately 3:43 a.m., Atlantic City Police responded to a ShotSpotter notification in the area of 2716 Artic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ.  Shortly after the police response to the ShotSpotter notification police received a 911 call in reference to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Arctic and Arkansas Avenues.  Among the vehicle occupants was Idel Rodriguez-Garcia, 29, of Atlantic City who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Rodriguez-Garcia was transported by Atlantic City Police patrol officers to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus where he was pronounced deceased. On November 2, 2020, an autopsy of Rodriguez-Garcia was completed and the cause of death is a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death is Homicide.

Three other individuals were transported by different means to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus, each with gunshot wounds pertaining to the incident at 2716 Artic Ave.   Two individuals remain hospitalized, one with life threatening injuries. One victim has been released at this time.

“Many lives were unnecessarily put in danger early Sunday morning after gun shots were fired around the B & B Bar.  The Major Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Atlantic City Police Department, has worked tirelessly to identify witnesses and suspects.  We encourage anyone who was in attendance to contact our office to assist us with this investigation,” said Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.

This is a cooperative investigation between the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.