A jury in Atlantic County has convicted an Egg Harbor City man on attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault and multiple weapons charges in connection to two incidents that took place in Atlantic City in 2019, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.
Atlantic County officials said on January 1, 2019, a suspect, already wanted for a shooting, was arrested after stabbing a man during a robbery attempt.
Harrell was arrested without incident by Atlantic City Police in the 3000 block of Pacific Avenue.
Atlantic County officials said that Harrell, who had a knife, was identified as the suspect in two violent incidents over two days.
At 8:39 pm, patrol officers responded to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, in reference to a stabbing victim.
The victim was driven to the medical center after being stabbed at Georgia and Pacific avenues.
Harrell attempted to steal a woman’s purse when the victim intervened. After tackling Harrell off the woman, Harrell stabbed him and fled the scene.
Officers were able to obtain a description of Harrell and his direction of flight and he was arrested by police shortly afterward at the Econo Lodge.
Officials said Harrell was wanted following an investigation into a shooting on December 31, 2018.
At 9:07 pm, patrol officers responded to the Econo Lodge in the 3000 block of Pacific Avenue for a report of a man shot.
The victim was shot multiple times in the face and chest and was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, with serious injuries.
He was later transferred to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he survived his injuries.
An investigation by detectives of the Atlantic City Police Violent Crimes Unit led to charges and a warrant being issued for Harrell’s arrest for shooting the victim.