Charged With Attempted Murder: Tip Leads to Arrest of Atlantic City, NJ, Shooting Suspect
Authorities in Atlantic City say a tip from the public resulted in a shooting suspect being taken off of the streets.
On Tuesday, the Atlantic City Police Department received a text message through their tip411 anonymous reporting system that said 21-year-old Ayman Shiham had entered a home on the 3800 block of Ventnor Avenue.
Patrol officers were dispatched to the residence and immediately set up a perimeter around the building. Officers made contact with Shiham who subsequently surrendered and was taken into custody without incident.
The arrest stems from a shooting on the morning of Friday, March 10th, on the 3800 block of Ventnor Avenue.
Officers arrived and located a 29-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Evidence of gunfire was also located at the scene. The victim was transported by ambulance to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for treatment of injuries that are considered non-life threatening.
Shiham, of Atlantic City, has been charged with,
- Attempted murder
- Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
- Aggravated assault
- Unlawful possession of a weapon
- Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose
- Possession of a high-capacity magazine
Shiham was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
The public is reminded and encouraged to continue submitting anonymous tips via text message using tip411 (847411). When submitting a tip, begin the text with ACPD. This tip line is 100% anonymous. Remember – ACPD is interested in the information about illegal activity, not the person providing it.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.