FREEHOLD – A male suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 43-year old Neptune Township man that occurred on Saturday night November 10th , announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Mark Morrissey, 48 of Asbury Park was arrested on charges of first degree Murder, first degree Felony Murder, first degree Robbery, second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
Neptune Township Police responded to a call around 9:21 p.m. on Saturday night November 10th, for shots outside the address of 1030 Old Corlies Avenue. Police arrived to find Randolph Goodman, 43, of Neptune Township, suffering from a gunshot to the abdomen. Goodman was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
A joint investigation was immediately launched by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Neptune Township Police Department. As a result of the investigation, it was determined that Marcus Morrissey was a person of interest in the case. Efforts to locate Morrissey included a collaborative effort of a number of federal, state and local law enforcement authorities.
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It is still and active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Kevin Condon of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443 or Detective Eric Chunn of the Neptune Township Police Department at 732-988-8000 x410.
Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous, but has information about a crime can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; can text “MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com. Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.
The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Decker.
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