NEPTUNE – Family said he was in the wrong place at the wrong time – a robbery gone wrong. Witnesses said he confronted the shooter, which allowed others to leave unharmed.
Unfortunately, Wayne Jones’ killer remains free.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said the investigation into the Sept. 20, 2019 murder remains open and are asking the public for any information.
Jones, 46, of Neptune, was at the R-NU Barbershop, 1030 Old Corlies Avenue, that evening.
Jones and another man were brought to Jersey Shore University Medical Center with gunshot wounds. Jones died from his injuries while the other man was treated and released.
Police said this was the second homicide to take place at that barbershop.
Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni is urging the community to reach out to police in hopes of bringing closure to the victim’s family. Gramiccioni is reminding community members that those with information can contact police either directly or anonymously.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Detective Daniel Newman of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 or Detective Erick Amadruto of the Neptune Township Police Department at 732-988-8000. Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a crime can submit a tip to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tip-line at 1-800-671-4400; or by downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile app (available for iOS and Android – p3tips.com/community/index.htm). Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.