Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Javon Cutler, 19, of Bayville, the victim in the shooting that occurred in Toms River on October 11th succumbed to his injuries and passed away last night at approximately 7:00 p.m. at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune.
Police say Cutler suffered a gunshot wound to the head on that day.
A post mortem examination will be performed this afternoon by the Ocean County Medical Examiner.
An investigation revealed that on at approximately 8:15 p.m., Mr. Cutler and two friends were leaving Toms River Apartments located on Main Street in Toms River, when an unknown individual opened fire on the their vehicle.
Police say Mr. Cutler, who was seated in the rear passenger seat, was struck in the head as a result.
The driver of the vehicle drove directly to Community Medical Center. Mr. Cutler was subsequently transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center.
Prosecutor Billhimer would like to emphasize that this is an active and ongoing investigation.
Anyone who has any information concerning this investigation is urged to contact Detective Denis Mitchell of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027, or Detective Jennifer Grob of the Toms River Township Police Department at 732-349-0150.
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