Suspects in Asbury Park Double Shooting Sentenced to Prison

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FREEHOLD, NJ – Two suspects in a double shooting that took place over the summer of 2019 are heading to prison after being convicted last fall.

Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey reported Gary Brooks Jr., 30, and Jonathan Marvine, 28, both of Neptune Township, 60 years in state prison in connection with the 2019 midday shooting of two men inside their vehicle.

“Facts developed at the trial revealed that on Friday, August 2, 2019 at approximately 11:05 a.m., Asbury Park and Neptune Township police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired in the area of Monroe Avenue at the intersection of Ridge Avenue in Asbury Park,” Linskey said. “The investigation revealed that the victims, a 28-year-old Neptune Township man and an 18-year-old Asbury Park man, were stopped at the intersection when a vehicle driven by Brooks, with Marvine as the front-seat passenger, pulled next to the victims’ vehicle. Brooks then produced an illegally possessed handgun and fired repeatedly into the vehicle, shooting both victims. Brooks and Marvine had circled the block in their car and returned to the area after seeing the pair stopped at the intersection minutes earlier.”

According to Linskey, “After six days of testimony, the jury found Brooks guilty of two counts of first-degree Attempted Murder, as well as one count each of first-degree Conspiracy to Commit Murder, second-degree Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons, second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. The jury found Marvine guilty of one count of first-degree Conspiracy to Commit Murder.”