Police Seek Help Identifying Stabbing Suspects

Photo courtesy of copcruisers.org
Photo courtesy of copcruisers.org

  JACKSON – The Jackson Township Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in search of two suspects involved in a stabbing.

  Officers received a report from the Sunoco gas station on Monmouth Road regarding a physical altercation that occurred around 9:43 p.m. on January 14.

  According to an employee, unknown men started arguing inside the store which led to a physical altercation outside that possibly involved a knife. All the individuals involved in the incident had left the area prior to the officer’s arrival.

  Later, headquarters received word from CentraState Hospital that two men had gone to the emergency room with stab wounds, and may have been involved in the incident.

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  Police said the two men, ages 23 and 29, were inside the store at the Sunoco when an unknown male approached them demanding money that he claimed they owed him. He later left the store. When the two victims exited the store, the man approached again and punched one of them.

  The confrontation soon escalated when the man took out a small knife and began swinging it at the victims. Police said that one victim sustained lacerations to his hand and the other sustained stab wounds to his arm.

  A second male was involved when he pulled one of the victims by the neck, allowing himself and the other suspect to flee the scene.

  The one suspect was identified as a Hispanic male, about 5’8” tall with a husky build with short dark hair and glasses. The second male was identified as a black male with a thin build with short dark hair.

  If anyone has information about this incident or the suspects is asking to contact Detective Brian Baranyay at 732-928-1111.