Keansburg man connected to Saturday shooting that injured two people
Monmouth County detectives have arrested a Keansburg man in connection to a shooting incident that took place on Saturday night along Murray Lane, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.
JaMeir Bland, 20, was charged following the shooting incident.
Keansburg police responded shortly before 11:00 p.m. to 14 Murray Lane Saturday on a report of a large fight with shots fired.
When police arrived they found a large crowd that dispersed rather quickly.
Officers discovered one victim with a stab wound and one victim with a gunshot wound who were both then taken to local hospitals for treatment.
The 26-year-old male gunshot victim was treated and released.
The 24-year-old male stabbing victim is in stable condition at a local hospital.
Bland is charged with second degree Aggravated Assault, second degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, second degree Possession of Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and third degree Hindering.
He is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, pending his first appearance and detention hearing scheduled for June 13, 2019, before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge James J. McGann.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Adam Hess at 800-533-7443 and Detective Richard Johnson of the Keansburg Police Department at 732-787-0600.
If convicted of the second degree offenses, Bland faces a sentence of up to 10 years in a New Jersey state prison, and a sentence of three to five years in prison for the third degree offense.
The case, still under investigation, is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Bogner, Director of the Office’s Asbury Park Satellite Office.
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