Prosecutor: 27-Year-Old Area Man Indicted on Attempted Murder, Weapons Charges in October Shooting

An area man has been indicted on attempted murder and weapons charges in connection with a shooting incident that left one person injured, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Wednesday.

Donte Gibson, 27, of Long Branch, has been charged with one count of first-degree attempted murder, one count of second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

The case background …

At about 9:45 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2022, West Long Branch police responded to a convenience store on the 800 block of Broadway for a report of shots being fired.

It was later discovered that a shooting victim had been dropped off at a local hospital for treatment. The victim had sustained injuries to his hip and forearm, and was treated and later released.

This shooting incident was one of three that took place that same day. The two other incidents, both in Long Branch, are still under investigation at this time.

For anyone with information regarding these shooting incidents, please contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Joshua Rios or Brian Migliorisi at 800-533-7443, Long Branch Police Department Detective Nicholas Romano at 732-222-1000, Ext. 2, or West Long Branch Police Department Detective Ryan Buck at 732-229-5000.

— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

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