Teen Sentenced To Prison After Shooting Near Brick School

Photo courtesy Vera Schilling-Fozman

  BRICK – A Brick teen has been sentenced to prison for Conspiracy To Commit Aggravated Assault after being involved in a shooting outside a township high school.

  On the afternoon of October 22, 2019, Brick Township Police responded to a Brick Memorial High School student who endured a gunshot wound. According to police, the student was walking home from school with friends when he was shot approximately one-quarter mile away from Brick Memorial. The student ran back to the school for help and police locked down the school as a precaution. The student was then treated at Ocean Medical Center and eventually released.

  After reviewing video surveillance footage from nearby residences, detectives identified Luis Rivas, 17, of Brick Township and a second juvenile, Alonzo Legrande, now 18, of Asbury Park, carrying out the shooting.

After further investigation, it was discovered that Legrande was the one who fired the weapon. Rivas was seized on October 26, 2019 and brought to Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center.

  On October 2, Rivas was sentenced to four years in New Jersey State Prison subject to the terms of the No Early Release Act, after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault. 

  Legrande pled guilty to Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose on September 17. Legrande has since been lodged in the Juvenile Detention Center since being taken into custody on October 23, 2019, where he remains pending his sentencing presently scheduled for November 20, 2020.