UPDATE: POLICE OFFICER STABBED, FATAL POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING IN ATLANTIC CITY, JUNE 22, 2018


ATLANTIC CITY- On the evening of June 22, 2018, Atlantic City Police Officers responded to the 600 block of N. Kentucky Avenue, Atlantic City NJ for a hit and run traffic crash with injuries. During the investigation, an uninvolved adult male, Timothy Deal, 32, of Atlantic City approached the scene.  In an unprovoked attack, Deal subsequently stabbed an Atlantic City police officer in the torso with a knife.

Preliminary investigation reveals the injured officer discharged his weapon striking Deal, ending the attack.  The injured officer and Deal were transported to the AtlantiCare Medical Center City Campus  Trauma Center.  Deal was pronounced dead at the Trauma Center.  The injured officer was treated and released.

The Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy of Deal this morning.  Preliminary results are that Deal died from multiple gunshot wounds. The investigation is on-going to include, but not limited to, submission of evidence to the New Jersey State Police Ballistics Laboratory.

As per New Jersey Attorney General Guidelines, the Division of Criminal Justice was notified and the Atlantic County Major Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation without the participation of the Atlantic City Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Major Crimes Unit at 609 909 7800 or after hours 609 909 7200.

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Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office 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.

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