BREAKING: Two People Shot and Killed in Lakewood; Chilling Details [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FOOTAGE]

Two people have been shot and killed in Lakewood moments ago, sources say.

The shooting occurred shortly after 7:00 AM.

According to preliminary information obtained by TLS, the suspect entered an apartment at Brettwood and shot a man in front of his wife and children.

After killing him, the suspect walked into the hallway where he reportedly encountered a man who asked him what’s going on. That man was shot dead too.

After leaving the building, the suspect was met by multiple Lakewood Police officers. Surrounded by officers at gunpoint, the suspect was ordered to the ground. When he refused, he was tased and taken into custody. (WATCH EXCLUSIVE VIDEO BELOWMute due to strong language)

According to sources on scene, the shooter immediately confessed to the double homicide and told police “do what you gotta do.”

Both shooting victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities have shut down the area for the investigation by Lakewood’s Detective Bureau, CSI and the Ocean County County Prosecutor’s Office.

UPDATE 10:09 AM: “I can confirm that we, along with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office Major Crime Unit, is actively investigating a double homicide at the Brentwood apartment complex,” Lakewood Police Captain Greg Staffordsmith said.

UPDATE 10:56 AM: Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Lakewood Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit are currently investigating what appears to be a double homicide that occurred earlier this morning in Lakewood Township.

“We have a suspect in custody and there is no immediate danger to the public at this time,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated.

“This is an active investigation and more details will be released when they become available,” Prosecutor Billhimer concluded.

“This was a tragedy of large proportions, but we are proud of the way it was handled by our officers – they acted swiftly and professionally and brought the situation under control with no further loss of life,” Police Chief Greg Meyer told TLS.

The suspect was charged with two counts of murder.


Exclusive video below shows the alleged gunman moments before the shooting.



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  1. Kudos to the men and women of the Lakewood police department who put their lives in harm’s way to keep us protected. We owe them a deep debt of gratitude.

  2. It’s always a tragedy when human life is cut short like this. Perhaps State Police will send in a massive traffic patrol presence to keep us safe.

  3. great job by lakewood lpd for taking this animal off the streets, but why not just shoot him with real fire if he is holding his gun as apposed to a taser?

    • Because in a civilized country we don’t want street justice. We all gain from a civil trial system, even if sometimes animals manage to live. We are much better off when POs hold their fire.

      Kudos to the LPD for knowing when to shoot and when to tase.

  4. Great Work by LPD!!!

    I am adding this to my file of “Reasons it is a good idea to own a firearm”.

    I know the police arrested him, but that came after he killed two people. The police can’t be everywhere at all times. Sometimes, we have to be prepared to defends ourselves and our families.

  5. @R
    It shouldn’t be on a Jewish news site?
    Are you saying that the residents of Lakewood should not be made aware of locally present dangers, and continue to bury their heads in the sand, reading only about the latest shmates sales, or daily flipped over vehicles?

      • What are you even blabbering about? The picture of the suspect shouldn’t be on the site? Are you aware that two people were just murdered by the suspect? Your main concern is “oy I don’t want to see this scary looking behiema, I’d rather go back to worrying about the latest Shaitels and snoods”. Seriously, If you can’t handle reading the news then maybe don’t look at a news site…

    • if anything the lesson to be learned here is to employ more people regardless of their citizenship status and to give out more free hot lunches and warm clothing and whatever else can help more people lean towards productivity and maintain a normal life and home

  6. Before Governor Knucklehead imposes more gun restrictions on law abiding gun owners lets find out the following

    Is the shooter a legal citizen
    Is the gun registered
    Is this a gang related shooting
    Is the first victim a legal citizen
    is the first victim a gang member

    Lastly, thank you LPD for your quick response. Stay safe

    • “Is the first victim a legal citizen”
      Are you out of your mind?
      If a person is here not thru legal means, does that mean that he deserves to be killed??
      You must be crazy.

      • R Avraham,
        With all due respesct. He doesn’t mean that therefore the person deserves to die. Rather that, we ought to clarify if the victim was illegal, or if any party involved was illegal, to have a better understanding of who and what is coming over the border. Thereby enabling us to have a better, more factual outlook, as to what our policies should be regarding illegal aliens.

  7. No one deserves to be killed- but sounds like this was targeted ans maybe gang related. So if the 1st victim was an undocumented alien and a gang member, that changes the picture- he invited violence into your town.

    • From undocumented immigrant, he becomes a gang member. How do you figure?

      There is something really sad about a person who hears about a death and looks to find a way to dehumanize the victim.

  8. Sorry for the victims family’s.
    Though it is Interesting, how the police have just taser guns.
    Its a Taser gun verses a real handgun?

  9. My prayers and my heart go to the 3 families that are currently going through this sad, tragic and painful event, each family has lost a loved family member, this is not the time to judge anyone, this is not the time for anybody to be ignorant commenting nonsense, on the contrary, this is time show and give love and respect to those that are suffering at this moment, the only ones that really matter, the ones that are dealing with the pain of such tragedy, we should pause for a 1 minute or 3 and give those few minutes to G-d and lift a Prayer to Him, for Him to bring of His Love, for Him to bring of His peace and for Him to bring of His healing to the hearts of the 3 families that are mourning the lost of their loved ones, only you G-d can bring Peace in the midst of sorrow.

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