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Fugitives Arrested for Involvement in Long Branch Shooting

Long Branch

“ By: Yuritza Arroyo

Monmouth County authorities announced that a man and woman who were involved in a shooting incident in Long Branch have been located and arrested.

According to authorities, Michael O’ Rourke, 31, of Asbury Park, has been charged with first-degree Conspiracy to Commit Murder, first-degree Attempted Murder, second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and second-degree Certain Persons Not to Possess a Weapon.

Officials say, Brianna L. Graziano, 27, of Tinton Falls, was charged with first-degree Conspiracy to Commit Murder and first-degree Attempted Murder. 

On June 12, 2023, at approximately 2:15 a.m., officers from the Long Branch Police Department responded to the area of Matilda Terrace apartments for a report of an altercation.

According to Police, upon arrival, the victim was located with multiple gunshot wounds, including one to his neck.

 The victim was quickly transported to the Monmouth Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries.

Police say an investigation involving members of the MCPO Major Crimes Bureau and the Long Branch Police Department resulted in the identification of O’Rourke and Graziano as the persons responsible for the shooting.

On Friday, August 4, O’Rourke was located and arrested in Ohio by members of the U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force – Wheeling Office.

Shortly thereafter, Graziano was located and arrested in New Jersey by the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Task Force.