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Lakewood Man Charged with Murder

By rlsmetro on
Lakewood Township Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Mr. Jorge Santiago-Garcia, 32, of Lakewood, was charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Police say on August 31, Officers of the Lakewood Township Police Department were called to a business on 2nd Ave in Lakewood in response to multiple 911 calls indicating that an individual had been stabbed at that location. Responding Officers found a 29-year-old male with a stab wound to his chest. Medical units transported the victim to Jersey Shore University Medical Center; lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful, and he was subsequently pronounced dead. An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit and Lakewood Police Department identified Jorge Santiago-Garcia as the individual who stabbed and killed the victim. Santiago-Garcia was arrested and is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing. The victim’s name is being withheld at this time pending next-of-kin notification.