NJ Officer Critically Wounded in Atlantic City Shootout, Suspect Killed

One police officer remains in critical condition and one suspect is dead in an exchange of gunfire outside an Atlantic City casino early Saturday.

One police officer remains in critical condition and one suspect is dead in an exchange of gunfire outside an Atlantic City casino early Saturday.

The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. after two officers saw a robbery being committed near a parking garage at Caesars casino. Two suspects were in custody Saturday night.

Authorities said the officers saw three men trying to rob three others. The wounded officer was shot as he exited his vehicle. The second officer returned fire and struck one of the suspects, who was found dead a short distance away. He was identified as Jerome Damon, 25, of Camden.

Saturday night police arrested Martell Chisholm, 19, of Millville, and Demetrius Cross, 28, of Bridgeton, in connection with the shooting.  Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton said they are each being held on two counts of attempted murder, three counts of robbery and weapons offenses, CBS News reports.

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