Prosecutor: Fugitive Arrested, Charged with Attempted Murder in Shooting Incident

A fugitive responsible for a May Neptune City shooting incident has been found and arrested in Georgia and could face up to 20 years in prison, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Friday.

Andre Paul, 27, of Ocean Township, has been charged with first-degree attempted murder, two second-degree weapons offenses, and third-degree hindering apprehension. 

Convictions on first-degree criminal offenses are commonly punishable by terms of up to 20 years in state prison.

The case background …

Shortly before 11 p.m. on Monday, May 22, Neptune City police responded to the Brighton Arms apartment complex on West Sylvania Avenue on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers discovered no injuries, but found that multiple vehicles and an apartment unit in the complex had been struck by gunfire.

An investigation involving members of the MCPO Major Crimes and Forensics Bureaus and the Neptune City Police Department resulted in Paul being identified as a suspect in the case, and the charges against him were filed last month.

Then, on Thursday morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force found and arrested Paul without incident in Stone Mountain, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.

Paul remains in custody pending extradition proceedings and court appearances in Monmouth County Superior Court. This case is being prosecuted by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Cummings of the Major Crimes Bureau. Information regarding Paul’s legal representation was not immediately available.

Anyone with information about this or related matters is urged to contact MCPO Detective Brian Migliorisi at 800-533-7443 or Neptune City Police Department Detective Chris Devlin at 732-775-1615.

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