Prosecutor: 71-Year-Old Man Arrested, Charged with Murder in Fatal Shooting of Acquaintance

A 71-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of an acquaintance last month, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Tuesday.

David A. Bulk, of Millstone, has been charged with first-degree murder and a related second-degree weapons offense in connection with the death of 49-year-old Gerard Carpinello of Portland, PA.

The case background …

Shortly after 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 10, New Jersey State Police officers responded to a report of a shooting at a private residence on Woodville Road near the intersection of Appaloosa Drive in Millstone. Upon arrival, troopers found Carpinello at the scene, having sustained multiple gunshot injuries. He was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he died due to his injuries on Friday, July 29.

Bulk was also found at the scene on the night of the shooting and was immediately taken into custody, later being charged with attempted murder.

He was released on conditions following a Superior Court hearing at which the state had argued to keep him detained, then rearrested on the upgraded charge of murder without incident at his home by members of the MCPO Major Crimes Bureau, the State Police, and the U.S. Marshals Service yesterday morning, pending a second detention hearing. 

Anyone with any information about this matter is still being urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Detective Brian Migliorisi at 800-533-7443 or New Jersey State Trooper Keith Ashley at 609-584-5000.

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

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management