A.C. Police Shooting Suspect Caught

Gerald Spivey was wanted for Friday morning shooting

A manhunt for a man who allegedly shot at an Atlantic City police officer has come to an end, according to police.

24-year-old Gerald Spivey was found at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning at a relative's house on West Brighton Avenue in Pleasantville, N.J.

Spivey didn't go without a fight as he violently resisted arrest and had to be apprehended by an Atlantic City K-9 officer and his partner, according to A.C. police. The suspect was treated and released from a local hospital after being taken in by police.

Atlantic City SWAT officers had to kill a pit bull at the West Brighton home after the dog attacked one of the SWAT officers, according to cops.

A semi-automatic handgun was recovered from the Pleasantville house after police got a search warrant. The gun is being tested to see if it was the one that shot at Atlantic City Police officer Riggs early Friday morning.

Spivey is being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $850,000.00 full cash bail on the initial charge of criminal attempted homicide and weapons charges, said police.

Added to the original charges are aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and injury to a law enforcement animal with an additional bail set at $200,000.00 for the new charges, said police.

Spivey wasn't alone in being put behind bars. His relative 32-year-old Lonnell Fountain was arrested for outstanding warrants unrelated to this case and was charged with obstructing the arrest of Spivey, according to cops.

28-year-old John Farmer of Atlantic City was arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault against a previously unidentified male victim who fled from Proud Mary’s Bar early Friday morning, said A.C. police.

The previously unidentified male victim, 18-year-old Aaron Mincey, was not injured in the original shooting. He was found late Friday afternoon and was arrested on a warrant unrelated to the shooting, said police.

Pleasantville police, the FBI and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Shooting Response Team all helped in locating and arresting Spivey, according to A.C. Police Chief John Mooney.

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