Authorities filed charges Friday in the June 8 death of a Bayville man who they say was shot in his vehicle while driving in South Toms River near the Garden State Parkway. Another woman was charged with hindering apprehension in the case.
Marcus Neel Samuels, 26, of Bayville, is facing murder and weapons charges in the death of Wille Z. Love III, 27, of Bayville. Jennifer Rauscher, 21, of Bayville, is charged with hindering the apprehension of Samuels.
Love died as the result of a single shot fired by Samuels into the vehicle he was driving in the area of Dover Road and the Garden State Parkway in South Toms River, according to a statement from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. An autopsy found Love died as the result of a gunshot which entered his shoulder and chest.
Love arrived at Community Medical Center in Toms River at 10:55 p.m. Monday, prosecutors said, and died at 11:27 p.m. Investigators determined the shooting had taken place in South Toms River and ultimately obtained a warrant for the arrest of Samuels and Rauscher on Friday.
Samuels is charged with murder, possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and being a person prohibited from possessing a firearm. Rauscher is charged with hindering the investigation by providing false information to the investigating detectives, the prosecutor’s office said.
Samuels is being held in the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $1 million cash bail. Rauscher is free on $100,000 cash bail.
A photo of Rauscher was not available.