An ongoing investigation into the Oct. 15 shooting incident in Manchester Township’s Summit Park section has yielded an arrest.
Todd D. Greene, 44, of Lindenwold, NJ, faces several weapons-related charges after officers discovered two firearms in the trunk of his vehicle, which was at the scene of the shooting in the area of Nathan Avenue and Neal Place.
During the course of the investigation, Greene’s 2006 Mercedes Benz K50 was seized and officers obtained a warrant to search the vehicle. During the search, two firearms, a .22 caliber Ruger and a .9mm Ruger, were recovered from the trunk. The .22 caliber Ruger was reported stolen by the State of Georgia. It remains under investigation if the weapons were used in the shooting.
Greene was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, certain persons not to have weapons, possession of prohibited weapons and devices (hollow point bullets), and purchase of firearms without proper documentation. His bail was set at $150,000. As this remains an ongoing investigation, additional charges are anticipated.
Originally, officers responded to Summit Park after several residents reported hearing multiple bursts of gun shots around 9 p.m. followed by an unknown vehicle fleeing the area. Responding officers located multiple shell casings scattered about the street in the area. Police cordoned off the area for several hours while searching for the suspect(s) and additional shell casings/evidence. Two vehicles that had been parked in the area at the time of the incident were confirmed to have been struck by gunfire. It appears that no one was injured.
Anyone with information about the shooting or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Detective Robert Maccaquano at 732-657-2009 Ext. 4202. As always, anonymous tips can be left on the Manchester Township Police website tip-line at manchesterpolicenj.com/investigations-bureau/tip-line.
Also assisting with this investigation are the Manchester Township Police Narcotics Enforcement Team, Manchester Township Police Patrol Bureau, and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI and K-9 units.