Authorities in Ocean County announced that on Thursday at approximately 4:00 p.m., Brick Township Police responded to the parking lot of the ShopRite on Route 70 in Brick in reference to a male victim stabbed in the parking lot.
Officials said responding officers found a 44-year-old male victim with apparent stab wounds to his back.
The victim was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune to treat his injuries, where he is reported to be in critical but stable condition.
“There is no danger to the public at this time. Our investigation indicates this was a targeted attack against the victim,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated.
“We will release more information as it becomes available,” Prosecutor Billhimer concluded.
Anyone in possession of information related to this investigation is urged to contact Detective Lindsay Woodfield of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027, extension 3989, or Detective Michael Bennett of the Brick Township Police Department at 732-262-1122.