Investigation underway into deaths on A.C. New Year’s Day

In Atlantic City, two men tragically lost their lives in separate incidents on New Year’s morning.

Just over an hour ago, police received a call regarding a man who was bleeding on South California Avenue.

I received a call about a man who was bleeding in the first block of California Avenue.

Vincent O’Brien, III, aged 50, was discovered in the vicinity of Pacific and Monterey avenues. He was promptly transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus, where he tragically succumbed to his injury, as confirmed by the Prosecutor’s Office.

There is no belief that the cases are connected.


The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit is currently investigating these incidents in collaboration with the Atlantic City police.

If you have any information, please contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666. Alternatively, you can visit the Prosecutor’s Office Website at ACPO.Tips and fill out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. Another option is to send a text message anonymously to tip411 (847411), starting the text with ACPD.

(Note: This story was originally published on January 1, 2024. It has been revised to include additional details and the names of the victims.)

Detectives are currently investigating the deaths that occurred on New Year’s Day.

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