Police are seeking help in the recent murders of three men in Monmouth County
County of Monmouth
Investigations continue into the fatal shooting that killed three local men (pictured above) in recent months.
Officials say authorities are urging the public to get more information that could help identify and locate suspects and make arrests.
“One of them had just been spending time with his friends. Another had just had dinner with his mother. A third had just stopped by his parents’ house to say hello and was on his way to his girlfriend,” Linskey said. “Each of these men had people who loved him dearly and every reason to look forward to many more years of happiness and prosperity – and everything was snatched from each of them in a sudden, violent way.”
The three fatal shootings, believed to be unrelated in any way, unfolded as follows:
- Members of the Neptune Township Police Department responding to a report of a shooting just before 11pm on Saturday May 14 found 39-year-old Marques Mills of Neptune Township in a vehicle at the intersection of Hillview Drive and Edgemere Road, after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. He was then transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on Sunday morning, May 15.
- Members of the Neptune Township Police Department responding to a location off Route 35 South to a report of a shooting just before 1:45 a.m. Monday, July 4 found 26-year-old Ayres Gray, Jr. of Manalapan in a parked vehicle on South Concourse after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Gray was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.
- Members of the Asbury Park Police Department responded to a report of gunfire from the 1600 block of Sewall Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found Kyshon Washington-Walker, 33, of Shrewsbury, who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
According to officials, Gray’s mother recalled that he deeply and unconditionally loved his family and friends.
Affectionately called “Butey” by his loved ones, Washington-Walker had a smile that brightened up any room he was in, according to his mother, and had just started a new job he loved, as a board-certified fire inspector.
Mills’ mother expressed her deep pride in how her son had transformed his life and body through physical fitness, becoming both a certified personal trainer and an entrepreneur designing fitness apparel.
“These families, who will never be quite the same, deserve justice for the loss of their loved ones. It is absolutely certain that there are individuals currently in possession of information that would uncover any of these cases,” Acting Attorney Linskey said. “To them we would say this: Please think of these grieving mothers and do the right thing. Contact our detectives, tell them what you know and help these families.”
Anyone with information regarding the fatal shooting at Marques Mills is urged to contact MCPO Detective Matthew Delgado at 800-533-7443 or Neptune Township Police Department Detective Robert Hagerman at 732-988-8000 turn around.
Anyone with information regarding the fatal shooting of Ayres Gray, Jr. is urged to contact MCPO Detective Daniel Newman at 800-533-7443 or Neptune Township Police Officer Carrie Bartlett at 732-988-8000. to turn.
Anyone with information regarding the fatal shooting of Kyshon Washington-Walker is urged to contact MCPO Detective Matthew Delgado at 800-533-7443 or Detective Anthony Houlis of the Asbury Park Police Department at 732-774-1300 .