Media Release - Unlawful Possession of Handgun / Resisting Arrest

Incident Type: Unlawful Possession of Handgun / Resisting Arrest

Date and Time of Incident: December 22, 2012 at 03:39PM

Accused Name / City / Age: Zhavai Sheppard, 23 years old male, from Galloway

Incident Location: Intersection of Collins Rd. and Federal Rd.

Arresting / Investigating Officer: Officer Gary Brenner

Misc. / Other Related Information:

At approximately 3:39 pm Galloway Police received information that a subject was in the area of the Shoppes of Galloway and was in possession of a firearm. Officer Brenner arrived in the area and observed the subject , later identified as Zhavai Sheppard, who matched the description of the accused. Officer Brenner approached Zhavai who then fled on foot toward the area of Federal Court. Officer Brenner and Officer Weigle pursued Zhavai and after a brief chase were able to take the subject into custody. Police located a loaded .40 caliber handgun in the stairway where Zhavai fled from the police. Sheppard was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice facility in lieu of $150,000 cash bail.



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