Three serious incidents in the span of about five hours the past Sunday morning in Atlantic City resulted in two people being arrested.

The Atlantic City Police Department says at about 5:30, their officers were called to Georgia and Pacific Avenues for a report of a man bleeding.

There, they found 41-year-old Luis Mateo of Ewing suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police say Mateo, who was uncooperative with officers and detectives, was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division to be treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

Georgia and Pacific Avenues in Atlantic City NJ
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Officers followed a blood trail to the first block of South Florida Avenue where evidence of gunfire was located.

Mateo was found in possession of several bags of cocaine and arrested. He refused to identify himself, but ultimately did before being fingerprinted. He was found to have active warrants for his arrest from Ewing Township, NJ.

ARRESTED: Luis Mateo, 41, of Ewing, NJ
CHARGES: Possession of CDS.

Mateo was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


Later that morning at around 9:00, ACPD Ofc. Kevin McGloin responded to the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue to take a report of a stolen vehicle, which was left running when its owner ran into a store.

1500 block of Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
1500 block of Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
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Less than 90 minutes later, Officer Martina Martin located the stolen vehicle being driven by Chreshull Rucker. Officer Martin attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop but Rucker fled. He ultimately failed to stop at a red traffic signal at Pennsylvania and Atlantic Avenues where he crashed into another vehicle before leaving the roadway and striking multiple objects including a fence and sign.

Police say Rucker attempted to flee on foot but was taken into custody. During a search of the stolen vehicle, officers located a loaded handgun and pocket knife.


While investigating that incident, officers responded to the first block of South Kentucky Avenue for a man who was stabbed.

First block of South Kentucky Avenue in Atlantic City NJ
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The victim, a 36-year-old man from Atlantic City, was taken to ARMC-City for treatment.

An investigation by police identified Rucker as the alleged suspect involved in the stabbing. He was charged the following day.

ARRESTED: Chreshull Rucker, 34, of Atlantic City
CHARGES: Armed robbery, aggravated assault, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon), two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain person not to possess a weapon, possession of hollow-point ammunition, theft, eluding, and two counts of assault by auto.

Rucker was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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