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Ocean Township Fugitive Arrested, Charged for Shooting Incident in Neptune City

Freehold Township


By: Najla Alexander

Authorities in Monmouth County announced that a fugitive responsible for a shooting incident that took place in Neptune City earlier this year has been located and arrested in Georgia.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago reported that Andre Paul, 27, of Ocean Township, is charged with first-degree Attempted Murder, two second-degree weapons offenses, and third-degree Hindering Apprehension.

According to officials, shortly before 11 p.m. on Monday, May 22, Neptune City Police responded to the Brighton Arms apartment complex on West Sylvania Avenue for a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officials stated, officers discovered no injuries but found that multiple vehicles and an apartment unit in the complex had been struck by gunfire.

Officials said an investigation involving members of the MCPO Major Crimes and Forensics Bureaus and the Neptune City Police resulted in Paul being identified as a suspect in the case, and the charges against him were filed last month.

Authorities say the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Paul without incident in Stone Mountain, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.

Paul remains in custody pending extradition proceedings and court appearances in Monmouth County Superior Court.