Media Release - Shooting (UPDATE 12/13/2011)


Incident Type: Shooting  

Date and Time of Incident: May 2, 2011 at 8:12pm  

Victim Gender / City / Age Only: 18 year old white male from Absecon  

Accused name only when charged and arrested / City / Age: None at this time.  

Incident Location by hundred block, no exact address: 500 block of 2nd Ave.  

Investigating Officer: D/Sgt. Frank Weir / D/Cpl. Michael Goldberg  

Misc. / Other Related Information: This is a follow up on the shooting released last night. The victim is identified as Brandon Banto an 18 year old white male from Absecon. He is in the Intensive Care Unit of Atlantic City Medical Center City Campus with multiple internal injuries from a gunshot wound to the right side of his chest.  

There are no suspects at this time and anyone with information is urged to contact the Galloway Township Police Department at 609-652-3705 ext.310 or 324.

UPDATE 12/13/2011

On December 2, 2011 the Galloway Township Police Dept issued arrest warrants for a 18 year old male from Galloway in relation to this incident. The male was 17 years old at the time of the shooting and has been charged as a juvenile.

The male was charged after an investigation by Det. Sgt Frank Weir with Aggravated Assault with a Weapon for shooting the victim causing serious bodily injury, Unlawful Possession of a 9mm Handgun, Poss of a Handgun with an Unlawful Purpose, Poss of a Handgun during a Drug Transaction, Tampering with Evidence, Hindering Apprehension, Poss of Marijuana U/50grams and Poss with Intent to Distribute Marij. Galloway Police were unable to locate the male

On December 10, 2011 at 7:30pm, an off-duty Galloway Police Detective observed the male in the Hamilton Mall. The off-duty detective pursued the male as he fled down an escalator and apprehended him after a brief struggle. The male was taken into custody and transported to Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center.

The male will not be identified at this time due to his juvenile status at time of incident.  



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