Authorities in the World's Play Ground say a man has been arrested for being in possession of a loaded "ghost gun" and for endangering the welfare of a child.

The scene unfolded around 5:30 this past Wednesday evening when, according to the Atlantic City Police Department, officers responded to Pennsylvania and Pacific Avenues after they received a 9-1-1 from a person who said he was just in a dispute with an armed man.

The caller also indicated that the male was in the company of a young juvenile and was last seen walking eastbound on Pacific Avenue with the juvenile.

Police located the suspect, 23-year-old Shemar Hendricks of Atlantic City, walking with the juvenile in the area of New Jersey and Pacific Avenues and stopped him.

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During the investigative detention, Hendricks was found to be in possession of a handgun loaded with hollow point ammunition and fitted with a high capacity magazine. Officers also determined the handgun lacked a serial number rendering the weapon a “Ghost Gun”.

Hendricks was subsequently placed in custody without incident.

He has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of hollow-point ammunition, possession of a large capacity magazine, possession of a “Ghost Gun”, and endangering the welfare of a child.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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