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Derreck Mack

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ATLANTIC CITY — A city man is accused of an array of weapons charges following an incident in which another suspect was reportedly shot and killed by police.

A third man – the brother of the deceased – faces charges of assaulting a police officer. And the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the shooting.

An officer on Monday allegedly fired shots, wounding 18-year-old Derreck Mack of Atlantic City, following a report of two armed males in Stanley Holmes Village.

Mack was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities said officers responding to the Village came upon Mack and 24-year-old Terry Davis. They ordered the two men to stop and immediately drop their weapons, and Davis obeyed, investigators said.

But Mack ran, they alleged, and officers chased him to the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. There, the officer reportedly fired and hit Mack.

Davis was charged with possession of a weapon, in this case a Kel Tech 9mm Luger handgun. He was also charged with possession of the same for an unlawful purpose, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon (for robbery in his case), and unlawful possession of the Luger ammunition, which authorities said was loaded in the gun he had.

Davis was also charged with obstruction of justice and resisting arrest, for initially trying to flee when encountered by the officers.

Shortly after Mack was shot, his brother, 19-year-old Raymond Mack, allegedly punched a police sergeant in the face. The older brother was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, as well as possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of school property.

He and Davis were each committed to Atlantic County Jail in default of $100,000 full cash bail.



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