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Deceased Victim in Toms River Shooting Identified as Brick Man; Second Victim Remains Critical

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

The man who died after a triple shooting at a Toms River hookah lounge last weekend has been identified as a Brick Township man. The two other victims who were shot were Monmouth County residents.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer divulged Thursday that the victim of the homicide that occurred at the Top Tier Hookah Lounge on Hooper Avenue Aug. 27, has been identified as Nymere Tinsley, 25, of Brick Township. Tinsley also had links to Asbury Park, where a vigil was held in his memory over the weekend.

Two other victims also suffered gunshot wounds at the scene. They have been identified as Anthony Miller, 29, of Neptune, and Jamal Bland, 24, of Asbury Park. Miller is still hospitalized and is listed in critical but stable condition. Bland was treated for his injuries and released.


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No arrests, suspects or motives behind the incident were announced in Billhimer’s statement. The investigation is “active and ongoing,” he said, and is being led by the prosecutor’s office’s Major Crimes Unit and Toms River police.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is being asked to contact Detective Denis Mitchell of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027, or Detective Jennifer Grob of the Toms River Township Police Department at 732-349-0150.




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