Two Atlantic City men have been charged with a multitude of crimes in connection with an incident of obstructing justice while police attempted to apprehend two armed suspects, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Monday afternoon, Atlantic City Police responded to the report of two armed males in
Stanley Holmes Village. At the scene, officers encountered Terry Davis, 24, and Derreck Mack, 18. Police officers ordered Davis and Mack to stop and immediately drop their weapons. Davis followed the officers' commands and was apprehended. Mack fled on foot and was pursued by police to the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, where a uniformed officer allegedly fired shots, wounding Mack.
Mack was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where he was pronounced dead a short while later.
Davis was charged with weapons offenses, including; unlawful possession of a Kel Tech 9mm Luger, possession of the same weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a handgun after previously being convicted of robbery and unlawful possession of Luger 9mm ammunition, which was loaded into the handgun. Additionally, Davis was charged with obstruction of justice; specifically by attempting to flee and refusing to comply with a lawful order, and resisting arrest; specifically by fleeing on foot after being informed he was under arrest.
Shortly after the shooting, Raymond Mack, 19, was arrested for assaulting an Atlantic City Police Officer. He was charged with committing aggravated assault by attempting to cause bodily injury to a uniformed Sergeant. The charges allege that Mack punched the Sergeant in the face with a closed fist. Mack was additionally charged with possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of school property.
Both defendants were transported to the Atlantic County Justice facility and lodged on $100,000 full cash bail.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating this officer involved shooting. Anyone with information pertaining to the shooting is asked to contact Major Crimes at (609)-909-7666.