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Two Allantic City Alleged Gang Members Indicted on Weapons, Narcotics Charges

By rlsmetro on
Atlantic County

Atlantic County law enforcement officials said on Thursday, a grand jury handed up a 67-count indictment against two Atlantic City men for Gang Criminality, weapons offenses, attempted murder and narcotics charges, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

According to Prosecutor Shill, the long-term investigation was related to multiple interconnected shootings and gun crimes in Atlantic City between January 2021 and May 2021.

The investigation resulted in the seizure of four semiautomatic handguns, Prosecutor Shill said.

Mr. Quashawn Harris, 22, was arrested on February 24, 2021, in Atlantic City and Mr. Saalih Davis, 20, was arrested on May 31, 2021, in Atlantic City.

Prosecutor Shill said before the arrested, officers engaged in foot pursuits in their attempt to escape capture. 

  Both men are currently lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

The 67-count indictment includes the following charges for both Harris and Davis:

Gang Criminality, Promoting Organized Street Crime, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault,  Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Possession of a Firearm for Unlawful Purposes, Resisting Arrest, Large Capacity Ammunition Magazine, Hollow Point Ammunition, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of CDS,  Use of a Juvenile in the Commission of a Crime and Certain Person Not to Have Weapons

"This was a cooperative investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Unit, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Intelligence Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit," Prosecutor Shill said.

Assistant Prosecutor Allison Eiselen represents the state.