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.