The Search Is on for A.C. Cop Shooting Suspect

A uniformed Atlantic City cop was shot at by a man outside a city bar and now that suspect is on the loose.

A man was firing a handgun outside of Proud Mary's Bar at the corner of Sovereign and Fairmount Avenues in Atlantic City, N.J., according to police.

The incident went down around 3:30 a.m. on Friday when Police officer Dawn Riggs saw a man shooting a gun outside the bar. The suspect began to fire multiple shots at Riggs after she exited her patrol car, said A.C. police.

Riggs didn't return fire.

Riggs' cop car and nearby cars were hit by the flying bullets, according to police. The officer and nobody else was injured in the shooting.

The suspect eventually retreated into the bar before exiting through the back door and shooting again at the officer, said police.

The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Gerald Spivey. He is described as an African-American male who is about 5'6" and 220 pounds with facial hair.

The Atlantic City resident fled the scene on foot.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Spivey on charges of Criminal Attempt Homicide and weapons offenses.

Spivey is considered armed and dangerous, said police.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Spivey is asked to contact A.C. Police at 609-347-5766, any local law enforcement agency by dialing 9-1-1 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-658-TIPS.

Police Chief John Mooney made a public plea for Spivey to surrender himself peacefully to any law enforcement agency.

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