Man charged with firing gun inside casino parking garage - Sunday 12th of June 2005

Perhaps somebody got too carried away celebrating at the Tropicana this weekend.Police received a call at 2:12 Sunday morning saying a shot had been fired from a car inside the Tropicana Casino and Resort self-parking garage, Lt. Michael Tullio said.

Officers James Barrett and Mike Oldroyd spotted a car matching the description at Brighton and Pacific avenues, near the casino.After getting the four occupants out of the car, the officers found a loaded .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun, Tullio said.Police arrested Kevin Palmer, 23, of Egg Harbor Township, one of the passengers in the car. The driver told police he did not know Palmer had a gun until he fired it out the window of the car.

The other passengers were also cleared, Tullio said.Palmer was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. He also was wanted on a failure to appear warrant out of Absecon, Tullio said."We don't know why he fired the shot," he said.No one was injured in the incident, and there were no reports that anything was hit, Tullio said.

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