2 men arrested in connection with shooting of Atlantic City police officer

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- Two men have been arrested after a shooting that left one man dead and critically injured an Atlantic City police officer.

Nineteen-year-old Martell Chisholm of Millville and 28-year-old Demetrius Cross of Bridgeton have been charged with two counts of attempted murder in the 1st degree, three counts of robbery in the 1st degree and related offenses.

Family members have identified the deceased as 25-year-old Jerome Damon of Camden.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday outside the Caesars Atlantic City parking garage, located on Arkansas Avenue, when officers were on routine patrol.

Two officers observed a robbery in progress, according to Diane Ruberton, the Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor.

The officers observed six males.As one officer exited the vehicle, police say he was shot and critically injured.

The second officer fired back, striking Damon.

The other persons involved in the robbery fled the scene.
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