HORRIFIC – EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: Child watched as his father was shot and killed in Lakewood while protecting him and his mother

TLS this afternoon has learned new details into the homicide in Lakewood on Friday night – and they’re horrific.

According to a source who wished to remain anonymous, this is how the shocking story unfolded.

At approximately 9:30 PM Friday night, the victim was sleeping in bed, with an eight-year-old child sleeping in the same bedroom, near the victim.

Two other children were in another bedroom, playing a game.

The wife of the victim was in the bathroom, when the armed suspect – dressed in black from head to toe – suddenly forced his way into the bathroom, and put a gun to her face – she began yelling.

The yelling woke up her husband, and the suspect began shooting.

In an effort to protect his wife and children, the victim tried to tackle the shooter, but the shooter turned the gun on him and shot him several times – right in front of the eight year old boy. He died approximately 20 minutes later at Monmouth Medical Center in Lakewood.

The suspect is still on the loose.

The Prosecutor’s Office released the following statement this afternoon:

“Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced today that on Friday, June 21, 2019 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Lakewood Township Police responded to a residence in Lakewood for a report of a shooting inside the residence. Lakewood Township Police Officers found a 36 year-old male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to the residence. The victim was transported to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus where he was pronounced dead.

This is an active and ongoing investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Lakewood Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.”

Anyone with information is asked to call authorities immediately.

General Counsel for the Lakewood Board of Education, Michael Inzelbuch made the following statement to TLS:

“Condolences to the family. All 3 kids are OUR kids – Lakewood Public School kids – and we as a District and community will provide any and all assistance we can.”

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19 COMMENTS

  1. So tragic! RIP to the victim and heartfelt condolences to the family. Wishing them all strength and bravery to overcome this terrible misfortune.

  2. We the Jewish community living in Lakewood, recognize and appreciate the outstanding work of our local police department.

    The men/women are available in times of danger or fear of danger. All are reminded not to drain their resources with trivial matter’s

    • What did the police do to stop this? I’m sure we’ll find out more details on the suspect, but I can guarantee he didn’t go from obedient student to murderer overnight.

      Was he arrested & dealt with when he robbed bikes, cars & homes?

      lets see…

      Hopefully, LPD will take this to heart & start taking small crime more seriously so it doesn’t turn into this.

      RIP

  3. By me

    The question you should be asking that to Is the court system, the police Dept do what they can it’s then out of their hands.

  4. Rip. To the comment above mine by Chaim…. women can be the breadwinners as well. It is a nice idea to start a fundraiser for this family though.

  5. This is horrible! Condolences to the family! Hopefully law can catch the murderer, remove him from the streets, and serve him a severe punishment.

  6. May the victim RIP Rest in peace
    May the murderer RIP Rot in prison.
    My sincere condolences to the family. Hope OCPO can get this animal off the streets ASAP. To bad we don’t have capital punishment in our state.

  7. This is a terrible terrible story. Horrible!! This family does not deserve this! No one does! Is there any way I can help? Anyone collecting for family?

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