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Authorities Seek Suspects in Neptune Township Barbershop Murder

Neptune Township

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Authorities in Monmouth County announced that law-enforcement officials are requesting the public’s help in identifying the individuals responsible for a September 2019 murder in Neptune Township.

According to officials, the joint investigation between the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Neptune Township Police Department into the homicide of Wayne E. Jones, 46, of Neptune Township, is still active and ongoing.

Authorities are urging the community to come forward and share any information they may have with police to bring closure to the victim’s family while also noting that those with information can contact the police directly or anonymously.

According to Neptune Township Police, on Friday night, September 20, 2019, at approximately 8:11 p.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired at 1030 Old Corlies Avenue in the area of the R-NU Barbershop.

Police say they received a report that two men arrived at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) with gunshot wounds.

The two men arrived at JSUMC in separate vehicles. 

According to authorities, Jones was pronounced deceased at 9:02 p.m. A 42-year-old Trenton man was treated and released from JSUMC.

This was the second homicide in less than a year at the same location.

The investigation revealed that the suspects were observed on security camera footage arriving and fleeing the scene in a vehicle believed to be a 2012-2016 black Toyota Camry with tinted windows.