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Atlantic City Man Arrested for New Year’s Day Murder

Atlantic City

By: Richard L. Smith 

On Saturday, January 13, 2024, Atlantic City Police apprehended 23-year-old Gavin Guzman, a resident of Atlantic City.Tech HouseHe faces first-degree murder charges in connection with the New Year’s Day killing of 22-year-old Nazir Cintron.

Following his arrest, Guzman was confined to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

The tragic incident unfolded in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

At approximately 7:34 a.m., authorities were alerted to a dire situation at Michigan Avenue and the boardwalk. Responding to the emergency call, police discovered Cintron with multiple stab wounds.

Despite efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Allegations point to Guzman as the assailant, accused of fatally stabbing Cintron in the chest.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit, in collaboration with the Atlantic City Police Department, continues to delve into the case, seeking to uncover the full circumstances of this grievous act.Tech HouseThe authorities are urging the community to come forward with any relevant information. Individuals with knowledge about this incident or other serious crimes in the area can contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 609-909-7666.

Alternatively, anonymous tips can be submitted through the Prosecutor’s Office Website at ACPO. Tips, or by contacting Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234, 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS), or via their website at

Crime Stoppers is offering monetary rewards for information that leads to arrests and indictments in this case and other criminal activities in Atlantic County.