• Lynda Cohen

Atlantic City man allegedly drew gun on man, fled police

Updated: Jun 5

An Atlantic City man is in jail after officers allegedly interrupted him pointing a gun at another man. Hasson Warren is then accused of ignoring orders by police to drop his weapon before running and ditching the gun. Detectives Alberto Valles and Anthony Abrams were alerted to the scene after seeing two cars stopped in the roadway in the 3800 block of Crossan Avenue at 10:23 a.m. Friday, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. They saw a man get out of each vehicle and then saw one of the men raise his hands in the air and back away, according to the report. That's when the detectives saw Warren pointing a gun at the unnamed man, Fair said.

Valles and Abrams got out of their car and confronted Warren, giving him commands to drop his gun, according to the report. Instead, Warren allegedly turned toward the detectives, refusing to drop his weapon.

"The detectives continued to give commands attempting to de-escalate the situation, but Warren continued to refuse before fleeing on foot," Fair said.

As the detectives chased him, Warren threw the gun into a residential yard, Fair said. The gun was then recovered.

Warren was apprehended by Sgt. Brian Shapiro, who took him into custody without incident, Fair said. There were no injuries.

Warren, 27, is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated assault, certain person not to possess a weapon, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest.

Warren previously pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in 2013, and was sentenced to a year in prison, court records show. He is currently in the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending a detention hearing.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or anonymously text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.

Note: The Atlantic County Justice Facility no longer provides mugshots to the media, citing the Atlantic County prosecutor’s order. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office says it’s part of the Attorney General’s Guidelines. There is no such guideline, according to the Attorney General’s Office, but they have told these offices for years that they should not release any photos that appear to be mugshots.

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