Atlantic City bicyclist caught with gun after crash

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Days after four men were shot and one killed by a bicyclist with a gun, a 22-year-old Atlantic City resident was charged for illegally possessing a gun after he dropped it during a collision with a motor vehicle.

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On June 21, 2021, a bicyclist was arrested and charged with weapons offenses after being involved in a crash.At 10:49 pm, Officers William Luengas-Gonzalez and Melvin Murray III responded to the intersection of Connecticut and Grammercy Avenues in reference to a crash involving a car and a bicyclist.

A witness had alerted police that the bicyclist, Dennis Rodgers, dropped a handgun from a satchel when he fell to the ground. Rodgers retrieved the gun and put it back in the bag. The officers located the satchel and discovered the handgun inside. Rodgers was arrested without incident.

He was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the crash. The handgun had been reported stolen out of the state of North Carolina.

The driver of the vehicle, 53, of Kendall Park, NJ, did not sustain any injuries. The crash investigation is being conducted by Officer Fitzroy Simpson. ARRESTED: Dennis Rodgers, 22, of Atlantic City.CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon and receiving stolen property.

Rodgers was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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