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Man Arrested after Physical Altercation Ends in Shots Fired in Keansburg


FREEHOLD – A Keansburg man is facing criminal charges following a shooting incident in Keansburg late Saturday night, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

According to officials Mr. JaMeir Bland, 20, of Bay Avenue in Keansburg, was arrested and charged Sunday following a shooting incident on Murray Lane in the borough.

Police charged Bland with second degree Aggravated Assault, second degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, second degree Possession of Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and third degree Hindering.

He is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, pending his first appearance and detention hearing scheduled for June 13, before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge James J. McGann.

Keansburg police responded shortly before 11 p.m. to 14 Murray Lane on a report of a large fight with shots fired. Police arrived to a large crowd that dispersed quickly according to officials.

Officer discovered one victim with a stab wound and one victim with a gunshot wound. Both were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

The 26-year-old male gunshot victim was treated and released. The 24-year-old male stabbing victim is in stable condition at a local hospital.