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Atlantic City Police Arrest Suspect Involved in March Shooting

The Atlantic City Police Department announces the arrest of a suspect involved in a shooting that occurred in March. An investigation conducted by detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit led to the identification of the suspect resulting in criminal charges being filed. 

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May 4, 2023, at 1:48 PM, Officer Christopher Campbell observed Jawaun Yeoman in the 4000 block of Ventnor Avenue. Officer Campbell recognized Yeoman from a flyer distributed by detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit related to the shooting.


As Officer Campbell awaited backup, he observed Yeoman enter a parked vehicle. Officer Campbell, along with Officer Thomas Gilardi, subsequently conducted a motor vehicle stop and ordered Yeoman to exit the vehicle. Yeoman complied and was placed in custody without incident. A loaded handgun was located in Yeoman’s waistband. The recovered handgun was found to be a ‘ghost gun’, a weapon that lacks a serial number, and was fitted with a high-capacity magazine.  


The criminal charges stem from a shooting that occurred on March 25, 2023. At 7:40 PM, patrol officers responded to the area of Sovereign and Sunset Avenues for a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located evidence of gunfire but no victim. Moments later, a 33-year-old male victim from Atlantic City entered the emergency room at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, seeking treatment for a gunshot wound.


ARRESTED:  Jawaun Yeoman, 25, of Somers Point, NJ.


CHARGES:  Aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon (2 counts), possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, conspiracy, certain person not to possess weapons, possession of a ‘ghost gun’, possession of a defaced firearm, and possession of a large capacity magazine.


Yeoman 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 submit a text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.