FREEHOLD – A Freehold man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after shooting and stabbing a 28-year-old Holmdel man.
On the evening of November 30, Holmdel Township Police responded to multiple 911 calls about an injured male. A helpful neighbor brought the 28-year-old injured victim to the hospital where he was treated for apparent gunshot and stab wounds.
Once police arrived at the hospital and thoroughly investigated the situation, officers were able to identify the suspect as Julian Lee, 25, of Freehold.
On December 3, detectives located Lee in Atlantic City, where he was taken into police custody.
Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni and Holmdel Township Police Department Chief John Mioduszewski determined that the situation was an isolated incident and assured residents that there was never a direct threat to the community while the investigation was taking place.
Lee was charged with first degree Attempted Murder, first degree Armed Robbery, second degree Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, second degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Lee is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution pending a future court date.
If convicted of Attempted Murder or Armed Robbery, Lee can face a minimum sentence of 20 years in a New Jersey state prison. If convicted of the second degree firearm offenses, he can face a sentence of five to 10 years in prison. If convicted of the third degree weapons offense, he can face a sentence of three to five years in prison. If convicted of the fourth degree weapons offense, he can face a sentence of up to 18 months in prison.
The public are reminded that despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.