Three men have been arrested in connection to a shooting last month in Egg Harbor City, announced Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner.
According to police, on May 18, 2017, at approximately 10 p.m., a shooting was reported at the Philadelphia Village Apartments in Egg Harbor City.
Although there were no victims, a significant gunfight erupted, with rounds hitting several structures, vehicles and nearly missing a mother and her small children.
At the request of the Egg Harbor City Police Department, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit with assistance from the Intelligence Unit, became involved in the investigation on May 24, 2017.
As a result, evidence was secured, witness statements were obtained and 3 suspects were quickly identified as having various roles in the shooting event.
On May 26, 2017, Timothy Davis, 19, of Mullica Twp., was taken into custody without incident in Mays Landing by ACPO personnel and confessed to his role in the shooting as one of the shooters.
Davis was charged with the following: (2) counts of 2nd degree Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a handgun, Possession of a handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, (2) counts of 3rd degree Assault and (2) counts of Criminal Mischief. Davis is lodged at Atlantic County Justice Facility.
A search warrant was then executed at the Egg Harbor City home of Emmanuel Izguierdo, 25. Izguierdo was charged with: (2) counts 3rd degree aggravated assault, 3rd degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose (ASP Baton), and 4th degree Possession of a Prohibited Device. Izguierdo will be released on a summons.
On June 7, 2017, Jonattann Lopez, a.k.a. "J-roc", was taken into custody without incident in Atlantic City by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office GGN Unit, Atlantic City Police Department and the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Lopez of Atlantic City and Egg Harbor City, was charged with : (2) counts of 2nd degree Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a handgun, Possession of a handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, (2) counts of 3rd degree Assault and (2) counts of Criminal Mischief.
Lopez was also wanted in connection to a shooting on February 24, 2017 at 5:23 am, when Atlantic City Police responded to the Tropicana Hotel and Casino valet area for a report of gunfire.
A two week investigation conducted by Detective Leah Giercyk and detectives of the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit led to charges being filed against Jonathan Lopez. He was identified as the individual who shot at an unknown male that was entering the lobby, causing exterior damage to the hotel.
Atlantic City Police charged Lopez with: Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in connection to the shooting incident at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino valet area.
Anyone with information about these incidents, is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666. Witnesses may also contact the Atlantic City Police Department Investigations Division at (609)-347-5766.