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Man Admits to Atlantic City Attempted Murder, Illegal Possession of Gun

Atlantic City

By:Yuritza Arroyo

Authorities in Atlantic City announced a man admitted his role in a shooting that occurred in the city.

According to Atlantic City officials, Ibn Jones, 31, of Atlantic City, pled guilty today to first-degree attempted murder and second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun by a certain person not to possess weapons.

Officials say, Mr. Jones was charged in connection to a shooting in Atlantic City on November 9, where one individual was shot one time from behind.

As a result of guilty pleas, Jones faces concurrent sentences of nine years in a New Jersey State prison with a five-year period of parole ineligibility (certain persons) and eight years in a New Jersey State Prison subject to the No Early Release Act (attempted murder). Officials say, upon release from prison, Mr. Jones will be subject to parole supervision for a period of five years.

The Atlantic City Police Department, Violent Crimes Unit investigated this case with assistance from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, N.J.S.P. Forensics Unit, and the F.B.I. Cellular Analysis Survey Team.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 19, 2023.