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SUBJECT ID IN TOMS RIVER POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the identity of the deceased subject involved in the Toms River Police Involved shooting.  He is identified as Christopher Apostolos, 56, of 109 Edgewood Court in Toms River.  MONOC Unit 212 responded to the scene to provide medical assistance and pronounced Mr. Apostolos deceased at 1:06 pm.

Information released to date regarding the event is as follows:

Yesterday (3/14/17) the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit, along with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI, were dispatched to the Silver Ridge Apartments located at 190 Edgewood Court in Toms River reference a reported police involved shooting.

OCPO’s investigating detectives preliminarily report that at approximately 12:30 pm, two members of the Toms River Police Department were following up on a prior report of a person believed to be in need of professional mental health intervention services.  During the course of their investigation a physical altercation took place after making contact with the 56 year old white male subject.  That altercation lead to the discharge of a service weapon(s).  The male subject was subsequently pronounced deceased.  An autopsy by the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducted and a full report regarding the cause and manner of death will be included in future investigative findings.

At this time the investigation and scene processing are the priority.  When all the facts and circumstances surrounding the event are definitively confirmed a full account will be issued to the press by our office.  This will not take place today.  We ask for your patience and willingness to refrain from soliciting unofficial sources in an effort to rush to judgement.

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