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Cops: Toms River Man, 20, Shot Man In His Car

Anthony Brown (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

Anthony Brown (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

A Toms River man has been charged with firing two shots into the car of another man, wounding him, then fleeing the scene.

Anthony Brown, 20, of Toms River, was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon, all in connection with an incident that occurred Wednesday in Toms River.

According to prosecutors, at about 11 p.m. Wednesday night, were called to a residence on Adams Avenue for a report of a gunshot victim. Adams Avenue is long road that runs parallel to Route 37 in the Windsor Park section of town. Responding officers discovered a 24 year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, for treatment of his injuries, where he was treated and subsequently released.

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An ensuing investigation by police and county detectives, prosecutors say, revealed that Brown “retrieved a handgun from the subject residence and fired two shots at the victim’s vehicle, striking the victim.” Brown then fled the scene, they allege.

A short time later, Brown was taken into custody at his residence without incident. He was transported to the Ocean County Jail where he is presently lodged pending a detention hearing.

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