A male suspect has been arrested in connection with the Nov. 10 shooting of a 43-year-old Neptune Township man, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
Marcus Morrisey, 48, of Asbury Park was arrested on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree felony murder, first-degree robbery, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
Neptune Township Police responded to a call at 9:21 p.m. on Nov. 10 for shots fired outside the address of 1030 Old Corlies Avenue. Police arrived to find Randolph Goodman, 43, of Neptune Township, suffering from a gunshot to the abdomen. Goodman was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
A joint investigation was immediately launched by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Neptune Township Police Department. As a result of the investigation, it was determined that Marcus Morrisey was a person of interest in the case. Efforts to locate Morrisey included a collaborative effort of a number of federal, state and local law enforcement authorities.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Kevin Condon of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443 or Detective Eric Chunn of the Neptune Township Police Department at 732-988-8000 x410.
Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous, but has information about a crime can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; can text “MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com. Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.
The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Decker.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.