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Atlantic City Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault

Mays Landing

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Atlantic County announced that on Wednesday, February 21, Wesley Briscoe, 20, of Atlantic City, pleaded guilty to second-degree aggravated assault, fourth-degree pointing a firearm, and fourth-degree hindering his own apprehension.AdUnder the terms of his plea agreement, Briscoe is expected to be sentenced to an aggregate term of three years in New Jersey State Prison, subject to 85% parole ineligibility under the No Early Release Act and the Graves Act, officials say. 

Officials stated on the evening of July 8, 2022, into July 9, 2022, a 20-year-old man was shot in the head on the boardwalk in Atlantic City in the early morning hours.

Through surveillance footage and witness statements, investigators determined that Briscoe committed the shooting after riding his bicycle to the boardwalk, officials said.

According to officials, under oath during his guilty plea hearing, Briscoe admitted to hiding his clothing after the shooting in order to avoid detection by the police.

The shooting was investigated by the Violent Crimes Unit of the Atlantic City Police Department and prosecuted by the Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Unit of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, officials say. 

Authorities say Briscoe remains detained in the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending sentencing in April 2024.

His request to be released pending sentencing was opposed by the State and denied by the Honorable Pamela D’Arcy, J.S.C.