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Indictments returned in deadly Bound Brook shooting of Old Bridge man

Somerville, NJ

Post Date:04/30/2019 4:00 PM

May 6, 2019- NEWS RELEASE

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor announced that a Somerset County Grand Jury has returned an indictment charging Ryan D. Keogh, age 28, Cindy V. Keogh, age 61, and David J. Keogh, age 58, all of Bound Brook, NJ, with criminal offenses in connection with the shooting death of Terrence C. Coulanges, age 29 of Old Bridge.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that Ryan D. Keogh was indicted on charges of 1st degree Murder; 2nd degree Possession of a Firearm For An Unlawful Purpose; 3rd degree Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution; 3rd degree Endangering An Injured Victim; 4th Degree False Swearing (5 Counts); 4th Degree Tampering With Physical Evidence; and 4th degree Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Ammunition Magazine.

 Prosecutor Robertson stated that David Keogh was indicted on charges of 4th degree Hindering Apprehension Of Another; 3rd degree Endangering An Injured Victim; and 4th degree False Swearing (2 Counts).

 Prosecutor Robertson stated that Cindy Keogh was indicted on charges of 4th degree Hindering Apprehension Of Another; 3rd degree Endangering An Injured Victim; and 4th degree False Swearing (4 Counts).

 Prosecutor Robertson stated that Ryan D. Keogh is lodged in the Somerset County Jail and has been there since February 21, 2019, by an Order of Pretrial Detention entered by Judge Kathy C. Qasim, Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court.  David and Cindy Keogh were charged on complaints served on February 14, 2019 and were released on their own recognizance.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that on January 9, 2019, at approximately 7:36 p.m., the Middlesex Borough Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting shots fired and a gunshot wound victim at a residence on Farm Lane, Bound Brook, N.J. Middlesex Borough authorities relayed the call to Bound Brook Police who responded and located Terrence C. Coulanges, age 29, of Old Bridge, outside the residence suffering from gunshot wounds. Responding officers, along with medical personnel initiated life saving measures and subsequently transported Coulanges to an area trauma center where he was pronounced dead.

 Prosecutor Robertson stated that detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crimes Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene, along with detectives from the Bound Brook Police Department to conduct the investigation. Investigators interviewed numerous neighbors who reported hearing what they believed to be gunshots during the time frame of approximately 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The investigation determined that defendant Keogh, along with his parents, left the residence on Farm Lane for a period of time after Coulanges was shot and before Cindy Keogh placed the 9-1-1 call at 7:36 p.m. A preliminary finding by the Medical Examiner’s Office listed Coulanges’ cause of death as gunshot wounds and the manner of death as homicide.

The matter was presented to the Grand Jury by Assistant Prosecutor Frank Kolodzieski.    

Prosecutor Robertson and Chief Fodor request anyone with information to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office at (908) 231-7100 or via the STOPit app. The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office is utilizing the STOPit app as a platform to allow concerned citizens to provide information about crimes occurring in Somerset County. This app is completely anonymous and users are able to “chat” in real time with law enforcement, as well as send images and videos about crime. The app also has a Get Help section that provides phone numbers and links to important resources available in Somerset County.  The STOPit app can be downloaded to your smartphone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: “SOMERSETNJ”. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or at www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

NOTE:  We are required by the Rules of Court to include herein a statement explaining that the charges are merely an accusation and that the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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