Three Indicted For Murder In Toms River Apartments Shooting

Shadrach Correa, Daivon Sullivan and Leyron Jones (Photos courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  TOMS RIVER – Three suspects who were involved in the Toms River Apartments shooting have been indicted for murder, officials said.

  On the night of October 11, 2020, Javon Cutler, 19, of Bayville, and two friends were leaving the Toms River Apartments, when someone opened fire on their car. As a result, Cutler was hit in the head. He was immediately brought to Community Medical Center for treatment. He then was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries on October 14, 2020. 

  Investigation revealed that Shadrach Correa, 19, Daivon Sullivan, 19, and Leyron Jones, 24, all of Toms River, had acted together to carry out the shooting.

  All three defendants were charged in connection with Cutler’s murder on October 28, 2020 and have been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since they were taken into custody. 

  On June 16, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that all three men were indicted on the charge of Murder as well as two counts of Attempted Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

  Prosecutor Billhimer acknowledged the efforts of Senior Assistant Prosecutor Robert Cassidy who is handling the case on behalf of the State, as well as the following agencies: Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit; Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force; Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit; Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Regional SWAT Team; Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Victim Witness Advocacy Unit; Toms River Township Police Department; Toms River Township Police Detective Bureau; Toms River Township Police Department Emergency Services Unit; Toms River Township Special Enforcement Team; Manchester Township Police Department; Barnegat Township Police Department; Berkeley Township Police Department; Seaside Heights Police Department; Brick Township Police Department; Lakewood Township Police Department; Jackson Township Police Department; South Toms River Police Department; Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit; New Jersey State Police; Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office; Ocean County Department of Corrections; New Jersey State Department of Corrections; New Jersey State Police; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  The charges referenced above are merely accusations and the press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.