ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Latest on a shootout between police and suspects in Atlantic City (all times local):

9:15 p.m.

Authorities have arrested two men in connection with a shooting outside an Atlantic City casino that left a police officer in critical condition and another suspect dead.

Acting Atlantic City Prosecutor Diane Ruberton says 19-year-old Martell Chisholm of Millville, New Jersey, and 28-year-old Demetrius Cross of Bridgeton, New Jersey, each are charged with two counts of attempted murder, robbery and weapons offenses. The dead suspect is identified as 25-year-old Jerome Damon of Camden, New Jersey.

The shooting happened early Saturday after prosecutors say two officers observed a robbery in progress near a Caesars casino parking garage.

One officer was shot and injured as he was getting out of his vehicle. The second officer returned fire and struck one of the suspects, who was found dead a short distance away.


4:20 p.m.

Authorities have released video showing several men they say are “persons of interest” in a shooting outside an Atlantic City casino that left a suspect dead and a police officer in critical condition.

The video released Saturday shows two groups of three men walking. Authorities are seeking help in identifying them.

The officer was shot early Saturday after a car stop of three men near a Caesars casino parking garage. Prosecutors did not disclose further details of the stop.

The wounded officer was shot and injured. The second officer returned fire and fatally struck at least one of the suspects.

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian says the shooting is a sad commentary on society and is an example of what happens when too many guns are in the wrong hands.


11:20 a.m.

Authorities say a New Jersey police officer remains in critical condition after he was shot during an exchange of gunfire outside an Atlantic City casino.

Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton said Saturday that the officer underwent surgery Saturday morning after the shooting that left one suspect dead.

Ruberton says investigators are searching for five people she described as suspects or persons of interest.

The officer was shot after a car stop of three men near a parking garage of Caesars casino. Prosecutors didn’t say why the car was originally pulled over.

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian says the shooting is a sad commentary on society and is an example of what happens when too many guns are in the wrong hands.


8:50 a.m.

New Jersey police say a suspect was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire outside an Atlantic City casino and one police officer has been seriously wounded.

Atlantic City police Chief Henry White said the shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday after officers stopped a car with three men near a parking garage of Caesars casino.

White says at least one of the men in the car opened fire. Police were still looking for two other suspects and have closed streets in the area.

The officer, whose name was not released, was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian says the shooting is a sad commentary on society and is an example of what happens when too many guns are in the wrong hands.


This story has been corrected to show that the shooting happened around 2:30 a.m., not 4 a.m.


7:40 a.m.

New Jersey police say a suspect has been fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire outside an Atlantic City casino and one police officer has been wounded.

News media are reporting the Atlantic City police officer was seriously wounded in the early morning shootout Saturday near a parking garage of Caesars Casino. The officer, whose name was not released, was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

According to Philly.com, Police Chief Henry White says the officer was undergoing surgery.

Authorities were looking for at least two other suspects and have closed streets in the area.

Police did not immediately return a call for further details.