AC Man Pleads Guilty In Aggravated Assault Case

Sentencing is set for October 23rd for 30 year old Tajideen Austin of Atlantic City, who pleaded guilty to aggravated
assault, ossession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, and
unlawful possession of a handgun by a prior violent offender charges. Under the terms of his plea
agreement, Austin is expected to be sentenced to an aggregate term of 10 years in New Jersey
State Prison . On July 23, 2022, the Atlantic City Police Department responded to a report of a shooting.
Officers located a victim who had been shot several times in his lower back and extremities.
Through surveillance video and witness statements, the police identified Austin as the shooter.
A subsequent car stop on a vehicle driven by Austin led to the recovery of a loaded handgun.
Ballistics analysis confirmed that the recovered handgun was used to shoot the victim.