MAN CHARGED IN SEPTEMBER SHOOTING THAT LEFT ONE DEAD, 3 WOUNDED


MAYS LANDING– A Mays Landing man has been charged in connection to the September shooting that killed one man and wounded several others, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Matthew Gonzalez

Matthew Gonzalez, 27, of Mays Landing is charged and indicted with the following charges:

First degree Murder of Taufeeq Mitchell

First degree Attempted Murder of Laquine Demby

Second degree Aggravated Assault of Glynda Newman

Second degree Aggravated Assault of Tyjuan O’Neal

Second degree Possession of a Firearm without a Permit

Second degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful purpose

On September 24, 2017, during a fight at the Brandywood Apartment Complex in the Township of Hamilton, Gonzalez opened fire killing Mitchell and injuring the 3 other individuals. Gonazalez has been arrested and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

A 911 call was received at the Hamilton Township Police department at 5:30 p.m., on Sunday September 24, 2017, for a report of shots fired and that several victims were shot at the Brandywood Townhomes.

The investigation is a cooperative effort between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Hamilton Township Police Department. The Egg Harbor City Police Department and the New Jersey State Police also responded to the scene.

***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***

Anyone with information involving this crime or any serious crimes are asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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