BRICK TOWNSHIP POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING UPDATE
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Sunday (8/20) at approximately 5:33 am, Brick PD received a total of seven (7) 911 calls: (6) 911 calls reporting a domestic disturbance and one (1) 911 call reporting a domestic assault taking place at 141 Meridian Drive within Brick Township, NJ from surrounding neighbors. Those calls resulted in four (4) Brick Township Officers being dispatched to the scene.
All four officers arrived and approached the residence together, where they encountered the male suspect involved in the domestic violence events, later identified as Keshawn Wilson, age 32, armed with a handgun resulting in the officers discharging their service weapons. The exchange of gunfire resulted in the death of the suspect. No officers were struck, however all four were transported to an area hospital for evaluation.
To date, the investigation has confirmed that the suspect was residing at 141 Meridian Drive, where the altercation and assaults took place. Assaulted were a 31 y/o female and her 59 y/o mother. Also residing in the home at the time of the event, were a 31 y/o female (31 y/o victim’s sister) and her three children (Ages 11, 7, and 11 months).
Witness accounts, the investigation and forensic evidence has confirmed that the suspect was armed with a loaded six (6) inch revolver when police encountered him. It is also confirmed that the suspect discharged multiple rounds from the revolver during the course of the events.
The first assault by the suspect was upon the 31 y/o female during which she suffered lacerations and contusions to her head, eye and body. She also received additional injuries from a fall down stairs as she fled from the suspect. The mother received injury to her head from the suspect after coming to the aid of daughter. The mother, daughters, and 11 month old sought refuge from the suspect by barricading themselves in a downstairs bedroom. The 31 y/o female victim exited the residence through the bedroom window and ran to a neighbor’s house for help.
The investigation regarding the confrontation between the suspect and responding officers is still ongoing. It appears that all four officers did discharge their service weapons during the exchange. Once the suspect’s threat was neutralized, all family members were examined for injuries and the two assaulted victims were transported to Brick Hospital for treatment.
No further information will be provided today. Media and the public will receive updates as more details are confirmed. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit is the lead investigation agency, with assistance from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI and the Ocean County Medical Examiner.