A 17-year-old was charged with attempted murder, among other offenses, a day after police say he shot another person in Seaside Park.
The teen, whose name and gender were withheld, was taken into custody Tuesday night – hours after the shooting took place – is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.
According to prosecutors, Seaside Park Police officers were called to the area of I Street at about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday in response to a 911 call for a reported shooting. The responding officers were met by witnesses to the shooting, and a short time later, a white BMW pulled up to a marked Seaside Heights Police vehicle in the Borough of Seaside Heights and told the officer that one of the passengers was the victim of the shooting.
The victim was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, treated for injuries, and released, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.
“Following a thorough investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Seaside Park Police Department, Seaside Heights Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, the subject juvenile was identified as the shooter,” the statement said.
A warrant for the juvenile’s arrest was executed by the Ocean County Regional SWAT Team, and the juvenile was taken into custody without incident. The juvenile was processed at Seaside Park police headquarters, and is currently lodged at the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center.