In the span of 11 minutes in Atlantic City Monday night, two men were arrested following a traffic stop while another person, in an unrelated incident, was shot and seriously injured.

Traffic Stop Sends 2 to Jail in Atlantic City

The Atlantic City Police Department says at 8:38 PM, one of their detectives conducted a motor vehicle stop in the 1900 block of Atlantic Avenue.

According to officials, as Det. Aaron Jones approached the vehicle to speak with the driver, 23-year-old Isaiah Butler of Atlantic City, "he observed a quantity of items used in the distribution of narcotics in the backseat."

1900 block of Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City NJ
1900 block of Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
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During the investigation, Butler, and his passenger, 22-year-old James Gallaway of Millville, were arrested.

Police say a loaded handgun was also found in a bag in the backseat.

  • Butler has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of CDS paraphernalia.
  • Gallaway was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and certain person not to possess a weapon.

Both men were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Camden County, NJ, Man Shot in Atlantic City

Meanwhile, just 11 minutes later at 8:49 PM, ACPD officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the first block of South Bellevue Avenue.

First block of South Bellevue Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps / TSM Illustration
First block of South Bellevue Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps / TSM Illustration
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At the scene, cops located a 42-year-old victim from Laurel Springs who had been struck by gunfire.

That person was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division to be treated for serious injuries.

Anyone with information about this shooting incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit at (609) 347-5766.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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