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Retired Cop Charged With Attempted Murder In New Jersey Shooting

NEW JERSEY — Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato currently announced the detain of Richard Michael Gato, 70, of Margaret Court in Toms River on charges of Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose. He is being held in the Ocean County Jail tentative his first appearance.

His detain stems from an occurrence reported to the Toms River Police Department on Feb 8th at 10 pm when they responded to 400 Kettle Creek Road (Unit 10). Arriving police found Robert Oleynick, 34, of Toms River with a gunshot wound to the chest. Oleynick was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical Center for medical diagnosis where he stays in fast condition.

Ocean County Prosecutor’s Major Crime Unit responded to support Toms River PD with the investigation. The partnering agencies found that the sharpened eventuality took place progressing in the dusk at Richard Gato’s Margaret Drive residence. It was dynamic the Oleynick was at that chateau looking for a crony when he encountered Gato, a retired Fort Lee Police Officer, outward Gato’s residence. The confront resulted in a earthy rumpus between the two men that led to Oleynick being shot in his left chest by Gato.

As partial of the investigation, a hunt aver was authorized for video from 46 Margaret Court that had prisoner the whole event. The video examination would subsequently lead to the above charges.

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