ACPO MAJOR CRIMES UNIT INVESTIGATING FATAL SHOOTING IN ATLANTIC CITY


ATLANTIC CITY- The ACPO MAJOR CRIMES Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred Friday, May 14, 2021, that left one man dead, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

On May 14, 2021, at approximately 11:02 p.m., Atlantic City Police was notified via ShotSpotter and 911 calls of a shooting in the area of Baltic and Maryland Avenues.  Officers of the Atlantic City Police Department responded and located Jacque Sheppard Jr., 34, of Pleasantville who was unresponsive and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Sheppard was transported to the Atlanticare Regional Medical Center City Campus where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

This is active and ongoing investigation between the ACPO MAJOR CRIMES Unit and the Atlantic City Police Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information, regarding this fatal shooting is 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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