Toms River Police Investigating Shooting Death

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TOMS RIVER – Police are investigating the shooting death of a 30-year-old Brick Township man at the Hampton Garden Apartments in Toms River.

Police said they were called at about 9:20 p.m. on the night of March 5. Toms River police and local EMS responded to 26 James Street, Building D. The victim, who is not being identified at this time, was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at 10:34 p.m. at the scene.

An autopsy will be performed, and the investigation is ongoing, police said. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit and Sheriff’s Department’s Criminalistic Investigations Unit also responded.

The police are urging anyone with information to come forward, anonymously if they choose. They can call Detective John Carroll Jr. in the Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027 ext. 3964 or Toms River’s Criminal Investigation Bureau Detective Louis Santora 732-349-0150 ext. 1276. All information will be kept completely confidential and can be reported anonymously.

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Chris Lundy is News Editor at Micromedia. He has covered Ocean County news and features in various publications since 2003. Lundy worked for Gannett with articles in The Beacon, Observer and Asbury Park Press. He's also written for the Community Connection, Patch and ShoreBeat.