2 ATLANTIC CITY MEN INDICTED ON GANG CRIMINALITY, WEAPONS CHARGES


MAYS LANDING- On Thursday, an Atlantic County Grand Jury handed up a 67-count indictment against two Atlantic City men for Gang Criminality, weapons offenses, attempted murder and narcotics charges, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

This cooperative, long-term investigation was in relation to multiple interconnected shootings and gun crimes that occurred in Atlantic City between January 2021 and May 2021. The investigation resulted in the seizure of four semiautomatic handguns.

Quashawn Harris, 22, was arrested on February 24, 2021 in Atlantic City and Saalih Davis, 20, was arrested on May 31, 2021 in Atlantic City. The arrests of both men involved foot pursuits with members of the Atlantic City Police Department.  Both men are currently lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

The 67-count indictment includes the following charges for both Harris and Davis:

Charges (summary)-

  • Gang Criminality
  • Promoting Organized Street Crime
  • Attempted Murder
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Unlawful Possession of a Handgun
  • Possession of a Firearm for Unlawful Purposes
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Large Capacity Ammunition Magazine
  • Hollow Point Ammunition
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Possession of CDS
  • Use of a Juvenile in the Commission of a Crime
  • Certain Person Not to Have Weapons

This was a cooperative investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Unit, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Intelligence Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit. The state is represented by Assistant Prosecutor Allison Eiselen.

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These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***

Anyone with information, regarding serious crimes are asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://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.

 

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