FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP SHOOTING
NEWS RELEASE - MAY 20, 2020
FRANKLIN TWP., N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella Spruill announced an investigation into a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 16, 2020 in Franklin Township, New Jersey.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that on May 16, 2020, at approximately 1:05 a.m., Franklin Township Police Officers responded to the area of Oak Place for a 9-1-1 call reporting gunshots coming from the direction of Route 27. Responding officers located a vehicle containing damage consistent with gunshots. An adult male victim was located inside the vehicle suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim, a Franklin Township resident, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and has since been released. Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit along with detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.
Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor and Director Spruill request anyone with information relating to this shooting to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone 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). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.
Note: The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed.