Brick Man, 19, Charged in Friday Night Shooting

Altercation was over money, cops say; Brick teen charged with attempted murder

Brick police arrested a township man and charged him with attempted murder in the shooting of another township man during an argument over money.

Brick officers were dispatched to a residence on Barber Avenue Friday night at 11:35 p.m. after a call came in reporting a man shot in the leg, according to Sgt. Keith Reinhard.

Upon arrival, officers found a man, Sean Kenworthy, 28, with a gunshot wound to each of his thighs, Reinhard said.

Kenworthy, whose injuries were not life threatening, was treated at the scene by Brick Volunteer EMS and then transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, by MONOC paramedics.

Police say the suspect in the shooting, Raymond Reeder, 19, a Barberry Drive resident, went to Kenworthy’s residence in an attempt to collect money owed to him. During the course of an argument, Reeder pulled a .22 caliber handgun and fired at least four shots, two of which struck the victim - one in each leg, said Reinhard.

Reeder fled the scene after the incident, but was located near his residence a short time later and placed into custody by Brick Police Sgt. Robert Hine and Rhode Island State Police officers who are in town assisting township police.

The weapon was ultimately located in a wooded area near Baltic Drive by Detectives Tim McCarthy and Mark Byrne.

Reeder – who police say is a suspect from a previous burglary on Barberry Drive during which a silver semi-automatic .22 caliber handgun was stolen – was charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

As a result of the investigation into the shooting, police also charged him with burglary and theft related to the Oct. 29 burglary.

Reeder's bail was set at $265,000 cash by Ocean County Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski. He was sent to the Ocean County Jail in lieu of bail.

Brick Police Detectives James Burgess and Gregg Mullarkey are investigating the shooting. In addition to the assistance from the Rhode Island troopers, the Ocean County Prosecutors Office and Ocean County Sheriff's Department responded.

A mother November 18, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Wonderful you say he is . Well I sure hope his children don't come across a man like him at a young teenager that offers him all the pleasures of a party just so he can make money . This wonderful father took part in destroying this teenager , yes the teenager had a choice and made the wrong one but maybe if this great father wasn't pushing the dope pills etc. who knows what would have been for both of them . Karma comes back around so he should pray to god it doesn't happen to his own because the choices he made are passed on . If he was that wonderful he wouldn't have done that to another persons child . God help both families and all involved
D K November 18, 2012 at 03:26 PM
i'm pretty sure the VICTIM is the one who was shot with the gun people. But some of you morons try to make the REAL bad guy the victim. that is why one is rotting in jail and one is not.
Brianna Dougherty November 18, 2012 at 03:29 PM
ok i love how all u ignorant people think the other kid was so innocent..1st of all the kid was threatening ray. no ray shouldnt have done what he did but addiction is a real ugly disese and none of u seem to get that, and before u go pointing fingers here..i have known ray for a long, long time. ive known there entire family and they are all really good people. Ray just got in with the wrong people but he is a good kid. despite of what he did he is a good kid because right now this isnt ray so all i can say for all u stupid people is get ur damn story straight because he wasnt drunk and i kno that for a fact so before u go judge someone else y dont u look at yourself because i kno none of you are perfect so find something better to do with your time other then bashing Ray who obviously has alot of problems
Brianna Dougherty November 18, 2012 at 03:35 PM
get ur facts straight! he wasnt drunk
D K November 18, 2012 at 03:37 PM
once again blame the other people for rays problems. WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN ACTIONS
P B November 18, 2012 at 03:52 PM
I do agree. Ray is in the dope game now. Rules are different. Make bad choices. Suffer bad consequences.
A mother November 18, 2012 at 04:00 PM
He's is responsible for his choice he made and this young man will pay for his choices , but when does the person who invoked this whole mess pay . I mean the pusher the dealers of the drugs , the Sean K of the world . It seems so many lives were hurt and destroyed from the drug one man pushes . When will it end . I agree with a lot of what the 29 young man said with the exception of a wonderful father . How could a wonderful father do this to another persons child . Funny I know Ray and he said Sean's a good Dad , but again How ? It could happened to anyone's child . The drugs are everywhere no matter what you do to protect them you can't just hope there strong enough to walk away. Ray wasn't and he came from a family that loves him and wants him healthy again . Again I hope all families involved stay safe and pray they make it threw
On Anononon November 18, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Mr. Reeder was also charged with stealing a boat during hurricane Irene. He, along with his juvenile co-conspirators, were caught stripping the boat several days after the storm. The matter was bounced from county back to municipal where it was completely mishandled by the new prosecutor. He walked on that one but I hope he gets meaningful time for this one. Loser.
A mother November 18, 2012 at 04:48 PM
In answe to the last comment the juv in question was caught with the boat and removing parts motor and admitted on tape to what he did but wanted to pass the buck. Poor juvenile considering the miter that was on the boat was stolen another time , so again facts are needed. That was a case of not my kid and o I'm only 17 let me go . There was no mishandling of the case it dragged on to acclimate the juvenile but in the end he wouldn't testifie because he admitted he did it. So stick to the facts and story at hand. And pray all these stupid people that say Not my kid relize this can happen to anyone and the families of these kids have tried but again the drugs take there children.
Sf November 18, 2012 at 05:15 PM
I was on dope for a long time and did not ever shoot anybody....as a matter of fact I got my life together...Sean is an amazing father and friend so people need to shut up...ray messed up and ray has to pay bottom line...no matter what the circumstances were it doesn't matter...I did many things that were hurtful and paid for them all and got back up one more time and got my life together...jail might be what ray needs...
A Polymath November 18, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Sgt, Hine? I thought he was promoted to Capt. in the last round of promotions a few months ago... Don't know anything about the actors in this incident, but why does shooting someone not result in a felony attempted murder charge? A shot in the leg could easily open a femoral artery, a fatality in many cases...Not just a minor injury. The idea of shooting someone to "wing them" is a fallacy. Especially with a .22. They tend to " bounce around' in the body and wreck more havoc than a round that just goes straight through - in and out..
Daniel Nee (Editor) November 18, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Tarkus - "Reeder" is the correct spelling.
Tarkus November 18, 2012 at 06:30 PM
@ Daniel, yep, that one was my bad, still stand by "Loser" though, lol!
D G H November 18, 2012 at 06:45 PM
I have to say...unless you were there, unless you know the whole stry...its best to leave you comments in your heads!
Andy Barcellona November 18, 2012 at 07:24 PM
So what happened to The Safest City in the Country?
A mother November 18, 2012 at 08:58 PM
This was never the safest city it just covers everything up .
mike pozalante November 18, 2012 at 09:21 PM
thank you
mike pozalante November 18, 2012 at 09:28 PM
some people like to post things about others. but they will not post their real names
P B November 18, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Because of how big Brick City is. We are being compared to Trenton. Camden. Patterson. Etc. Of course we are going to be the safest.
Jaimie Reeder November 18, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Pathetic how people can just sit around voicing their opinion. When it comes down to it your a no body that think it's ok to bash one another. Savages. You should all be ashamed of yourself for thinking you live in such a perfect world. MY parents brought me up in a very clean, respectful, and loving home. What happened to Ray shouldn't reflect them. Your all sick for coming up with half the things you wrote on here. If the tables were turned Sean would have done the same thing because he is the same person as ray. It's funny how shitty my parents are but they forgave the person who physically and mentally hurt my brother 2 years ago which led to his drug addiction. Your all sick individuals and there is always another side to the story. Seriously think about what you say because you say it or post it for the world to see. It will bite you in the ass one day. Karma is a scary thing.
DH November 18, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Silly Romans
Jaimie Reeder November 18, 2012 at 10:59 PM
People are such hypocrites. From the threats Sean were making towards my brother and being it is all in writing. The tables could have def been turned. But all the truth will come out being this pathetic excuse of an article doesn't say the half of it.
smartenup November 18, 2012 at 11:13 PM
jamie- what are you trying to blame this on? a bad break up? if so, that's kind of funny because we've all had one of those and didn't go sniffing heroine and shooting people
Jaimie Reeder November 18, 2012 at 11:18 PM
I'm only pointing out that my parents don't deserve the pounds but if you want to get into that you can message me privately.
smartenup November 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM
it is not anyones fault but his own. growing up we are raised with morals and values and learn that there are consequences to everything. it's called cause and effect. he made the choice to get in tue drug game, he pulled the trigger (of the gun he stole), and he will do some time no matter how big of threats there were. just pray he learned his lesson and regrets what he did. and doesn't take jail as an ego boost
Jaimie Reeder November 18, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Good choice of words. He will do time and this will eventually be a thing of the past. But I'm not going to withstand the knocks of my parents.
On Anononon November 19, 2012 at 01:01 AM
So the first time little Ray came home whacked on Oxy, what did mommy and daddy do to assuage him from going down that path? After he got hooked and sought ways to perpetuate the habit, what was done? Interventions? Rehab? What was done to limit interactions with Mr. Kenworthy?
Jaimie Reeder November 19, 2012 at 01:37 AM
And here's another person who has no idea what their talking about . I don't have to explain myself. My parents are good people and I don't have to prove it to anyone. Your all going to believe what you want to anyway.
WMS826 November 19, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Death to all drug sellers. Ban Oxy, no reason to send people home on that drug. If you are in that much pain then you belong under observation in a hospital. Way too over prescriped by crappy docs and a money maker for the dam drug companies. I cannoit believe how low class and stupid some of you are. You belong in trailers in South Carolina waiting for springer to call you.
Rachel November 19, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Oh poor mr kenworthy I feel oh so sorry for him... He is so hurt that he called my brother yesterday or that he was texting him today to "chill" and "come over"... Hmm wonder what's going on with poor mr kenworthy that he wants to see my brother and is contacting him?


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