Atlantic City, NJ – On the evening of June 22, 2018, Atlantic City Police Officers responded to the 600 block of N. Kentucky Avenue, Atlantic City NJ for a hit and run traffic crash with injuries. During the investigation, an uninvolved adult male, Timothy Deal, 32, of Atlantic City approached the scene. In an unprovoked attack, Deal subsequently stabbed an Atlantic City police officer in the torso with a knife.
Preliminary investigation reveals the injured officer discharged his weapon striking Deal, ending the attack. The injured officer and Deal were transported to the AtlantiCare Medical Center City Campus Trauma Center. Deal was pronounced dead at the Trauma Center. The injured officer was treated and released.
The Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy of Deal this morning. Preliminary results are that Deal died from multiple gunshot wounds. The investigation is on-going to include, but not limited to, submission of evidence to the New Jersey State Police Ballistics Laboratory.
As per New Jersey Attorney General Guidelines, the Division of Criminal Justice was notified and the Atlantic County Major Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation without the participation of the Atlantic City Police Department.