A Seaside Park teenager was sentenced Tuesday in connection with a shooting that occurred in the borough in October 2020.
Michael Jedziniak, 18, of Seaside Park, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Kimarie Rahill to a four-year suspended juvenile sentence, 18 months’ probation under the supervision of the Juvenile Intensive Supervision Program (JISP). As a condition of his JISP probation, Jedziniak must attend and successfully complete a Residential Program operated by the JJC. Upon successful completion of his JISP probation, Jedziniak will remain on probation for an additional 18 months and be supervised by the Ocean County Probation Department.
Prosecutors were seeking a seven year sentence of incarceration in juvenile custody. Jedziniak, who was 17-years-old when the crimes occurred, pled guilty to charges of armed robbery and unlawful weapons possession in June.
Authorities said that on Oct. 20, 2020, Seaside Park police were called to the area of I Street in response to a 911 call for a reported shooting in conjunction with a robbery. Responding Officers were met by witnesses to the incident.
A short time later, a white BMW pulled up to a marked Seaside Heights Police vehicle in the Borough of Seaside Heights and advised that one of the passengers was the victim of a robbery and shooting. The victim was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, treated for injuries, and released.
Following a thorough investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Seaside Park Police Department, Seaside Heights Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, Jedziniak was identified as the suspect. A warrant for Jedziniak’s arrest was executed by the Ocean County Regional SWAT Team, and he was taken into custody without incident. Jedziniak was processed at Seaside Park Police Headquarters, and had been lodged at the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center since his arrest.