Arrest Made After Community Members Aid Police in Investigation
(FREEHOLD) Thanks to the cooperation and assistance of community members in Asbury Park and Neptune Township, a 15-year-old Ocean Township boy was arrested Thursday and charged with the stabbing a city teenager Sunday evening, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
The incident occurred around 8 p.m., Sunday, May 25, 2014, when a fight occurred between two rival street gangs, the “600” and “Gangsters Move Silent” or “GMS” street gangs, in the 300 block of Fisher Avenue in Neptune Township. During the fight, the 15-year-old boy stabbed his 18-year-old victim in the right side of his torso with a knife. The victim received a puncture wound to his lung and was treated at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He was subsequently released after being treated.
A joint investigation by this Office and the Neptune Township Police Department with cooperation and assistance from people in the communities of Neptune and Asbury Park lead to the arrest of the juvenile.
The juvenile is charged with first degree Attempted Murder and second degree Unlawful Possession of a
Weapon. He is currently being held in the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center
If convicted of Attempted Murder, the juvenile faces up to four years in the custody of state Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC). If convicted of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, he faces up to two years in the custody of the state JJC.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.
Anyone with any additional information is urged to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Scott Samis at 1-800-533-7443, or Neptune Township Police Detective Sgt. Kevin O’Donnell at 732-988-8000.